4 chords is all you need for every pop song ever made. Axis of awesome

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  • Devyn Hickle Reply

    Help Me I Am in Hell is very simple repeating riff, you can do it by playing the moving melody on the A string while using the low E string as a pedal tone being played with every note. If your power chords and speed are alright, Wish and Last are quite doable. The Day the Whole World Went Away is even easier.

  • Kole Mayer Reply

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  • Milford Stracke Reply

    4 Chords by Axis of Awesome

  • Tony Johnston Reply

    The rap interlude that infiltrates pop songs: Good For You by Selena Gomez is an excellent example of one that pisses me off. It doesn't make any sense in that song!

  • Evalyn VonRueden Reply

    Nah, Ajayi is our AD

  • Cletus Trantow Reply

    Why do all of Michael Jackson's songs have that "epic, cinematic" feel to them, like none of them are merely disposable pop songs, but something great entirely?

  • Ara Cartwright Reply

    Oh man that's fantastic to know and thanks for the detailed explanation! I'd heard that pretty much all of the octaver pedals do a lot worse with chords using more than 2 strings but if the micro can handle them that much better it sounds like it's definitely worth the extra board real estate. Thanks!

  • Craig Spinka Reply

    Jake Arrieta would make a perfect Old Spice guy. *The man your man could smell like.*

  • Clementine Breitenberg Reply

    1. Greg Sage (The Wipers) 2. Youth of America, D-7, and Is This Real 3. Doom Town - very interesting chord progression using pretty basic chords with some unorthodox chords thrown in for transitioning from sections of the song. Pretty much does this in every song, which makes his song writing sound unique while being for the most part simple. 4. Taking Too Long, Nothing Left to Lose, The Chill Remains

  • Ewell Kovacek Reply

    I'm a total newb, but coming in from the other direction. So far all I've done is take songs I can play on guitar, and feed the basic chord structure and melody into LSDJ. I don't know if it helps, but you can find the chord structure to just about any song online. Just search <song> chords and they'll be there. Then you can look up scales, which will literally tell you which notes 'work' with those chords. I do mostly blues stuff, so I stick to the blues scale. In general, if it's a sad song, use the minor scale, if it's a pop song, use the major scale. Stick with the petatonic scale at first. So, find a chord structure you like, and then look at what notes are available on the scale you chose, and then play around with those notes until you find a melody you like. Try switching up the melody a little as the progression moves forward, but you'll notice that most chord structures move back to the first chord a lot. That's when the song 'resolves', and that's usually a good time to go back to the melody you started with. I've tried to leave all music theory out of this, and give you thinks you can just google for, and enter into any program like LSDJ. I hope that helps. Again Google <song> chords, Google <chord> petatonic scale, play with those notes over the chords. Add percussion and everything else. Don't worry about copying the chord progression from other songs at first. First off, songs use the same 4 chords all the time, in the same order. There are even famous 'progressions' that get used in pop music all the time. The blues literally has structures like 'The 12-bar blues', where the chord structure is set, and EVERY SONG uses the same chord structure. Once you get an ear for what chords sound good with one another in a progression, you can start to make your own from scratch, but don't feel weird about just looking at some popular chord structures and starting there. Everyone does it, and frankly, a lot of people never stop doing it. Hell, I still start with any new instrument just using 12-bar blues and the blues scale as a way of having the freedom to write something 'new' without having to really move out of familiar territory.

  • Christine Hilll Reply

    [4 chords.(although 5 years old)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOlDewpCfZQ) You could take any of the songs that use this chord progression, play one in the background and sing another one and it'd sound fine. This guy just plays one song in the background and sings the same song for every video.

  • Alexandro Abshire Reply

    The AD-1000X and its sound signature.

  • Alisa Bruen Reply

    > For me, getting into old content again has to put a fresh spin on it. What sort of things would you suggest? I personally think expanding the undersized options to other stuff would be helpful, but that causes an issue where people may not use DF as much to do things. Outside of that, I have having a back and forth with another poster below where certain things can be added to older dungeons to spice them up a little. They suggested map chests, I suggested a random big mob that spawns from doing certain actions.

  • Justina Erdman Reply

    Google should add this to the next Pixel ad

  • Johnathan Wisozk Reply

    I didn't think of it in my earlier comment, but a while back I printed out the [Ukulele Circle of Fifths](http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3843579868_3340964132.jpg) and stuck it up on the wall. What I've found is that, the main structure of most songs is only 3 or 4 chords, and not just that but they're very often the same 3 or 4 chords *relative to each other*. For ... a *whole* lot of "normal" pop and country this is the case ... very standard chord changes. So what I often do, or at least back when I was practicing more for chord-change-fluency, is, I would take a chord progression, like I–V–vi–IV or ... you might take anything on [this handy list of some of the most popular (and therefore versatile) chord progressions](https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learn_thousands_of_songs_by_knowing_these_top_4_chord_progressions.html), and I would just go around the circle of fifths with it. Go around one way one day, the opposite way (technically, the circle of 4ths) the next. It's hard. At least, for me as a novice it was and ... I'll be honest, I'm still a novice and it's still freaking hard. But when you are in the habit of drilling this, just a little bit each day... you end up building a really strong chord fluency. (It's a good time to work on rhythmic strumming to, D-DU-UDU, etc) I would not say I am "good" like the way that many people are, but if you learn the major progressions in every key on the ukulele, then you will not only "already know" many songs, but the ones that are unfamiliar (or the ones that haven't been invented yet because they're still in your head you just don't know the chords to them) will just naturally fly off your fingers. With practice and attention, you get to where you can sit down with much better musicians, playing songs you've never heard, and ... if not just instantly be able to jam, at least be able to contribute by the end of the first verse, and be pretty much part of the song until the bridge throws you for a loop :)

  • Colt Blanda Reply

    There you go again, making things up. Despite your tech savvy ways, you might not have noticed that I am not the original poster. But please, tell me more about how in your slow ass opinion things work in this big old "built up city". Feel free to throw in more vague generalized thoughts to spice things up. A few barbs in the direction of "hipsters" would be be great.

  • Maia Gutmann Reply

    Nice ad.

  • Buford Bahringer Reply

    You have a lot of different chords in there. You're not really modulating wildly, though, so while I'm not going to analyze your song for you and label each of the chords, it shouldn't actually be too difficult to do. I don't understand how you're getting 20 *different* progressions that it could be. Do you have two choices for one chord, two choices for another, and five for a third? That would make it 20 possibilities. I don't think that's what you meant, though. What did you mean? As for the time, yeah, it's not really countable. Good job! There was at least one time when I noticed a measure of 3 followed by a measure of 4, but the pattern didn't repeat. So here's what I think you're doing wrong. First, you're trying to assign a time signature to the music. That's silly. Don't do that. It clearly doesn't have a consistent one. Second, you're trying to come up with a chord pattern for the music. That's silly too. Don't do that. It clearly doesn't have a repeating pattern. So what *can* you do? Well, you can always try to transcribe your work. I would recommend that. Through listening, you can figure out exactly how long each measure is (they won't all be the same length) and what chords you're using (they won't be the same every time). A lot of pop music uses 4/4 and 4-chord progressions. You're clearly doing something much more interesting!

  • Camryn Champlin Reply

    The irony of your username with this question is delicious, as has already been pointed out. But yeah, it's not actually true to say that 99% of music is purely major or minor. It really depends very heavily on genre and style, but even in relatively simple genres like pop it's not completely unusual to see borrowed chords or melodic notes from outside the primary key. I think the most useful lesson a composer can learn from the modes is not actually how to write a song in them! By comparing parallel modes (ie C major/ionian vs C mixolydian, which has a b7) it helps to understand the different character of every chromatic interval relative to root. The #4 from Lydian or the wholetone scale has an otherworldly feel, b5 is bluesy, m7 is softer and smoother than M7 but doesn't resolve as strongly to 1, etc. There are twelve tones available in standard tuning, each with their own properties and tendencies. By limiting your options to just 7 of those 12 tones, you limit the options you have to express yourself, to create a specific mood or feel. When you understand what makes the modes distinct and why they sound the way they do, you will be able to draw from them whenever you want, to call on those moods and feelings at will to serve your music. The only wrong note is the one you didn't intend to play.

  • Darlene Lueilwitz Reply

    To expand on this note(pun semi-intended), if you assign every white key a number from 1 -7 starting from C, you can follow the sequence of 1 > 6 > 4 > 5 following the same rules to make a standard pop song. It's known as the basic four chords, which are called tonic (1,the chord you will start and end on in most cases), tonic parallel (6, the other possible tonic in any key, if your tonic is a major chord, the parallel will be a minor chord), subdominant (4, the chord that the tonic naturally strives towards), and dominant (5, the chord that leads towards the tonic). Another way to cheat is to use the pentatonic scale, also known as the lazy scale, which is most easily found by using all the black keys on a piano. If you use this, you can basically do whatever the fuck you like, and it will sound nice. For advanced ezmode improvising, you can also include the white keys bordering to the three black grouped keys every now and again, at appropriate times. I suggest you do practice that a bit though, since you will also be using dissonant(uncomfortable tones that wants to move elsewhere ASAP) tones instead of all consonant(comfy tones that just want to chill and hang out) tones.

  • Diego Upton Reply

    Oh! I'll ad that

  • Brycen Goldner Reply

    Write a generic pop song that uses 4 chords

  • Matt Towne Reply

    keep it clean, get a cool poster, get a white board and write cool stuff on it...like a mood board but for guys...get a cool comforter, like Tommy Hilfiger...and the old spice deodorant...smells good...and keep the blinds open to let light in, and open the window occasionally to let fresh air in

  • Precious Paucek Reply

    Hello ladies. Look at your man. Now back to me. Now back at your man, now BACK to me. Sadly, he isn't be. But if he stopped using that lady-scented body wash and switched to old spice, he could SMELL like he's me. Look down. Back up. Where are you? You're on a boat with that man your man can smell like. Whats in your hand? Back to me. I have it! It's an oyster, with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again! The tickets are now DIAMONDS! Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse. I've had this memorized since I was a freshman in high school when it came out.

  • Chris Hahn Reply

    Hello, M’ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Thankfully, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using men’s scented body wash and switched to Nice Guys’, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re in a basement with a manchild your man never smells like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s a Mountain Dew with two tickets to a shitty movie. Look again, the tickets are now Cheetos. Nothing good is possible when your man smells like Nice Guys’ and not a man. I’ve got no friends. *off-key Old Spice chime*

  • Francesco McDermott Reply

    Pick a three chord trick. One that you can play easily. Find three (preferably slow) simple songs using those three chords. Use either the strumming patterns in the songs, or something really simple like "down, down up down up down up." If you have to sing these too, then there's not much you can do since it usually takes a while after you nail a song on the guitar to be able to sing simultaneously. If you wanna cheat, pick 3 really slow, emotional songs, and do some exaggerated gospel singing - strum a chord once, stretch out every other note you sing to, like, 4 measures each. i.e. "HE IIIIiiiiiIIIIIiiiiiIIIIIiiiissssss THE LOOOOoooooOOOOooOOOORRRDDD!" (IDK if your songs have to also be religious or not. Might be able to find some really simple stuff if they do). Need to cheat even more? Tune to open G. Every fret you bar is a chord. Need to cheat *even more?* Take a note out of every multi-platinum pop singer's playbook, and lip-sync/"play" over a backing track. Need to cheat even more? Don't show up. It's aight. There will be more opportunities to play.

  • Bernhard Carter Reply

    1 - Eh....hard to say. Some people's learning curve is a lot flatter than others.' Having said that, Bo Burnham is a pretty good pianist. The flourishes will probably take you a while, as, at least for me, those are kinda ingrained once you know chords/arpeggios. BUT, the general chordal stuff you can probably get down in a month or two of legit 30mins-1hr every day. Once you can see/play around with chords easily, you can fake your way through any pop/rock song. In other words, you don't have to play that note for note to be able to pull it off. 2 - It's a keyboard/digital piano with piano voicing 3 - Teachers are always good, since you'll have someone you can ask questions to as they arise. They'll also probably push you a little more than just youtube. You can't impress or feel pushed by a dude on youtube. 4 - Yamaha has a good full size keyboard for like $150-200?

  • Ursula Powlowski Reply

    Old Spice. Because I smell like the man your man could smell like.

  • Art Abernathy Reply

    These are just my words but yeah. I really liked the chords and the flute melody you did. But there should have been an better build up for the drop becuase it just came suddenly. Keep it up man! :)

  • Ned Brown Reply

    I actually took a big liking to how HTT structures their chord progressions, it's what makes them so memorable for me even after 6/7 years. Maybe it's just me being tired of the super common repeating 4-chord progression that's in every pop song nowadays. Tired of the all the *4 Chord Guitar Warriors* attempting to score with the ladies that plagued my high school. But yeah, despite being very repetitive having only 4 chords sure makes having a jam session a lot easier for people to join in on the fun for those who knew the chords on piano, guitar or ukulele.

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  • Juliet Schiller Reply

    Not trying to devaluate the other poster's response, but there is no reason the new hardware shouldn't fit into the old shells. I have my Tr4sh black controller internals inside a spice orange shell, no issues whatsoever.

  • Pietro Stark Reply

    ❤️ The man your man could smell like

  • Caitlyn D'Amore Reply

    Shakira used to be greatest. This new Shakira has no soul, no heart, it's all money, pop music and blonde hair. I hope one day she decides to go back to her roots, to make songs that matter. (e.g. Antología)

  • Rusty Olson Reply

    Deep south here, never seen hops on the vine. Do they smell just like a hoppy beer or is it different, and also how strong is the scent? Can you smell them from a few feet away, or do you have to put your nose to them to register the smell? If I could make my backyard garden smell like an IPA as opposed to basil and compost I'd be a happy man.

  • Robbie DuBuque Reply

    same 4 chords through out the same song

  • Madelynn Strosin Reply

    but I like the Axis of Awesome.

  • Willy Bogisich Reply

    Oh man, that's great ! Thank you so very much :) Do you have any advice for getting better at identifying chords ?

  • Petra Frami Reply

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  • Demario Collins Reply

    Agreed, i forgot about that song. But it's a diamond in the rough of all pop rap songs.

  • Fannie Lemke Reply

    I wanted to hold on until I had the full video ready, but I'm just way too excited about this setup right here! The droney chords of the omnichord make such amazing textures and the little arpeggios getting sampled and chopped up by the Ct5, ditto and Magicstomp are pure bliss. Can't wait for you guys to hear it :) My setup hasn't changed much, so here's the chain, mostly copied from previous comments here so you may have read all of that before, but it'll keep newcomers from waddling through my post history! Signal chain is: **Polytune** > **Philosopher's Tone** > **Dreadbox Taff** > **DM-2w** Here's where it gets interesting! **Full Wet from DM-2w** > **Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise** > **Yamaha MagicStomp** \> **L output** > **Fender 15w unnamed practice amp** \> **R output** > **Neunaber Stereo "Wet"** > **Boss CE-3** (live it's a **DC-2**, but sadly it isn't mine) > **Lab Series L7 First Channel** **Dry from DM-2w** > **Neunaber Stereo "Wet"** > **Warped vinyl mkII** > **Mtl Assembly Count to Five** > **Hungry Robot Starlite** > **L7 Second Channel** If you have any questions about anything there, hit me up, I'd be glad to answer :)

  • Allene Berge Reply

    Every pop song ever.

  • Caden Spencer Reply

    Ad hominem.

  • Gladys O'Reilly Reply

    As a teacher I usually try to do both at the same time for my students. Learn 4/5 chords first (emin, c, g, d, Amin). Once you have those there are heaps of beginner songs you can learn for fun. Every time I add a new chord, I find a song they will enjoy that uses that new chord. A fun build up. Have fun broski.

  • Diamond Schulist Reply

    Most of them all have their songs written by that one Jewish guy who writes all of the pop songs

  • Gilberto Cruickshank Reply

    Ah, definitely. I cringe every time I hear that shit. Otherwise a good little pop song.

  • Jose Johnson Reply

    ok... I'm not good at being mean, but I'll roast. Please take everything with a grain of salt. the lyrics are out of place REALLY badly. They feeling they are on top of the music instead of being in the music if that makes sense. Also, with such very computerized lyrics I would suggest a more robot voice instead of a dynamic human voice that you used. Secondly, for what is here the song is WAY too long. I've had my fair share of this problem too trust me (I think every artist does) but a song bordering 7 minutes with only 3 distinct "sections" really kills my attention span. I listen to Dream Theater (which is a band that is notorious for their long songs with some reaching up to 20+ minutes in length) but this is really draggy. Also the song just stops with a fairly cheap fadeout (I hate fadeouts so this is a bias) the fadeout is too quick and the song is still going with the momentum that you established the song has during the previous 6-7 minutes. Doesn't help that one a part of the song fadesout and the other part still goes but it just stops. The three parts are: 1-3 Beginning 3-5 Empty Middle (You could just cut this whole section out really) 5-7 Chord End You should really shorten it. Maybe make the beginning 2 minutes the middle 1 minute and the chord end 1 minute totaling up to 4 minutes. This should be a big problem because the beginning section just CUTS to the empty middle segment, that really really really hurt progression... (although I don't like abrupt sequence transitions so this may just be me) But you can even hear the bass guitar (is that a bass guitar?) Start as though it was going to continue, but it doesn't. I think the vibe you were going for was minimalist which it hits fairly well, I like my fairshare of minamalist... but I fell as though some parts seem too cluttered and some seem too empty. For a minimalist song I would recommend some very very soft and quiet chord pads in the background (especially at around 3:17 where everything gets really empty) Mixing could also use some work it sounds too "Clashy" to me. Like at 5:05 where there is that melody line that is at the same volume as the background keys which makes them not work at all. The bass on the very tail end of the sound has too much of a high frequency presence. Chords at the end, while nice, are way too loud for what synth they are using... or again it could be the background being too loud... one of those two. I'm probably just not the right audience for this song but it was a hard one. Again, I am not the artist, so you tell me where I am wrong... Sorry if this seems extra harsh with a side of fries but I had A LOT on my mind.

  • Benedict Altenwerth Reply

    The Man Your Man Could Smell Like piqued my interest and Terry Crews sealed the deal.

  • Evan Zulauf Reply

    Will we ever see every song remix on its own?

  • Augusta Connelly Reply

    We were joking around and drinking tonight and my brother told me the poster I had of Ginger Spice (with some serious cleavage going on) when I was 8 years old was of her when she was 23. She's 43 now. Holy hell, how the time flies

  • Alan Harvey Reply

    Every cover I play I try to adjust the tone and the chords acording to which ones fits best with my voice and range. Almost every pop-punk song can be played with an easy 4 chord progression using easy chords in the right order. I just relate this chords in my head with the song's tone and try out a few ones by ear until I get to the right ones. I also sometimes use my capo for adjusting the tone to my most comfortable way and keep trying until I get it done. I'm kinda amateur in all of this, just don't have the money/time to get some high quality recording gadgets, but I try my best to improve as a musician and grow little by little :D I really appreciate the fact that you took your time to check it out, thanks a lot man! Keep up the good work and be more flexible, try yourself out!

  • Denis Reilly Reply

    Why do i read this in the man your man could smell like vpice?

  • Carmine Cassin Reply

    Hello, M’ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Thankfully, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using men’s scented body wash and switched to Nice Guys’, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re in a basement with a manchild your man never smells like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s a Mountain Dew with two tickets to a shitty movie. Look again, the tickets are now Cheetos. Nothing good is possible when your man smells like Nice Guys’ and not a man. I’ve got no friends. *off-key Old Spice chime*

  • Priscilla Jones Reply

    I've only been playing for about 4 weeks. I can't play a song yet, all I do is change between the E, A, D and G major chords (just added G to my repertoire in the last few days). Seeing small improvements every day and I'm loving it so far!

  • Valentina Ward Reply

    Like the above poster said, Im sure theres an Old Spice that smells like that

  • Sabryna Erdman Reply

    At work there's a guy whose a pretty big know it all. Me and another guy were talking about music, and playing instruments and stuff like that. He chimed in to say "music isn't actually complicated at all, songs only consist of 4 chords." I understand that alot of pop songs have the same 4 chords, but that wasn't exactly what we were talking about. When I explained to him that yes it's possible to make a song with only 4 chords, but many don't, he argued that wasn't true and every song uses 4 chords

  • Amely Upton Reply

    i'm not sure what you're asking are all songs in 4/4 pop? of course not, that has nothing to do with structure

  • Raina Denesik Reply

    but all of those songs are technically pop

  • Leatha Howell Reply

    The dumb cell carrier ad

  • Evie Klocko Reply

    Your father threatened to kill everyone. That in and of itself is reason enough to contact a school counsellor, or child services (whatever version your country has, the USA's is DHS or CPS.) Your grandparents also need help if they smell so badly of their own waste. You could also report elder abuse. All in all, you seem like a great kid, so don't let them get you down, man. Parents can be mean people, too. We just have to grow past it.

  • Levi Waters Reply

    30 seconds is an eternity in video production. Think about how much information is packed into a 30 second ad on TV. Now you're asking your viewers to sit though the length of a speech by The Man Your Man Could Smell Like, but you haven't really given them any necessary information. That's bad.

  • Jazmyn Keeling Reply

    Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.

  • Dillan Heidenreich Reply

    Axis of Awesome's 4 chords song deserves a shout-out here.

  • Lou Dickens Reply

    Black Sabbath (e.g. Iron Man) or AC/DC. Seriously, almost every AC/DC song is a combo of 3 or 4 power chords and a blues pentatonic scale. Back in Black is a perfect example.

  • Natalie Beer Reply

    Fur Elise, Mario Bros Theme, The same 4 chords you hear in EVERY pop song (C, G, F,D)

  • Lenny Greenfelder Reply

    Well those things are subjective, and I will not back down from this, fuck band that cover pop songs, it is a tired and cheap ploy to make commercial music and get away with it.

  • Damien Terry Reply

    Thats nothing, check this out from Axis of Awesome. 40 hit pop songs, same 4 chords. https://youtu.be/Co9mW_9hH2g

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  • Alec Wehner Reply

    Dude almost all pop songs use the same 4 chords now.

  • Anita Bode Reply

    Axis of Awesome.

  • Luella Franecki Reply

    Sounds like every 80s song and video ever

  • Margarete Prosacco Reply

    Bizarre. It's the axis of awesome doing the 4 chords song.

  • Ryleigh Kutch Reply

    Do you still play at all? Or did you never even touch it? I tried to play the guitar several times in the past 5 years. Sucked every time. I picked up my friend's ukulele he could barely play and I could play 10 different songs near perfectly within 30 minutes. I didn't understand it and I made him mad. Anyway, that made me purchase my own and I've been playing around with it for about 2 years now and since most popular songs are the same 4 chords, I have a list of around 300 songs I can play pretty well.

  • Enid Herzog Reply

    Ad victoriam.

  • Jena Kerluke Reply

    So you're who all those shitty country pop songs are written by.

  • Eleazar Pollich Reply

    The pacing is much more like rap than song. But you've got some good lines in there: I wake up every day and wish I didn't wish for my heart to fail but it isn't. The theme is pretty morbid. I wish I was dead so that you'd forgive/miss me. I think you could play around with Garage Band - especially on an iPad/iPhone - and pick a key, put some chords together, and make something of it.

  • Simone Gerlach Reply

    I feel sorry for AD.

  • Shanel Greenholt Reply

    That song in my opinion is one of the best pop-rap collaboration songs of all time.

  • Cordia Stark Reply

    Like every pop song nowadays.

  • Archibald Feest Reply

    You don't have to be amazing to be able to sound cool playing it. Learn about 4 chords and you can play an awful lot of pop songs (which is the most fun stuff anyways)

  • Loyce Tremblay Reply

    Okay? That doesn't mean anything. If the songs on album are "poppy and made for radio" (which they aren't, look at all their previous albums) then so are the songs that didn't make the album. And maybe it's not as "dark" as untitled or neighborhoods but it's not just happy go lucky pop punk songs.

  • Savannah Casper Reply

    Old Spice - the man your man could smell like. Everyone was imitating those commercials for a couple years, and I heard their online followers increased by about 3000 percent.

  • Vito Ritchie Reply

    Out of space - the prodigy. Also, every prodigy song ever.

  • Zelda Will Reply

    Soon as that string started, I got a good feeling of the track. Drums are okay, but the snare could be brought up a bit. For a while though you basically repeat the same 5 chords. I'd maybe change up the chords every now and then or chop them up. Got really noticeable to me around 0:50. Overall the track is nice, 8/10.

  • Paige Boyer Reply

    Once I did it the first time it was easy. Granted, it took me about 6 months to figure the trick out. It's mostly a matter of every day practice and over time strengthening those vocal chords while letting the other set atrophy. You'll eventually get to a point where it's actually difficult to speak as a male.

  • Fatima Bins Reply

    what would make a Les Paul perfect to me would be thinning it up a bit, like a good ½" (they're ungodly heavy), having a satin finish on the neck (gloss finishes can get sticky if there's any moisture in the air or your hands), a master bass cut in the electronics (a little cut of the low end can really clear up muddy chords), and locking tuners. basically the reverend standard features. what I would not want: robot tuners or a brass zero nut.