Posted on June 6, 2012
In this article, we’ll look at the statistics gathered from 1300 choruses, verses, etc. of popular songs to discover the answer to a few basic questions.
First we’ll look at the relative popularity of different chords based on the frequency that they appear in the chord progressions of popular music.
Then we’ll begin to look at the relationship that different chords have with one another.
For example, if a chord is found in a song, what can we say about the probability for what the next chord will be that comes after it?
This is an analysis of mainly “popular” music, not jazz or classical, so the results are not meant to be treated as universal. If you’re interested, you can check out the database here.
The entries contain raw information about the chords and melody, while throwing out information about the arrangement and instrumentation.
Half the songs in the world are G, C, D, Em.
Three chords and the truth.
Alot of songs today seem to have a familiar nursery rhyme going on in it. Like that Gotye track that has bah bah black sheep in it.
What we need is more real drummers.