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How many different chord progressions should a song have?

What's the most common number?

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  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    It's not really like that!

    Like Nick says though, a songs will often have one sequence of chords for the verses, another for the chorus and a third sequence for the bridge. Intros and solos usually use the verse and/or chorus sequence.

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Three or four..

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  • Emdog
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    As many as song needs and no more than that. Love quote attributed to Lou Reed:

    "1 chord is rock, 2 is pushing it, and 3 is jazz" funny guy

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  • 2 months ago

    There is no rule. Back in the 1950's and earlier a lot of songs had three; some had 6 or 7. I know of a few songs with only 2.

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  • A pop song just needs three chords and 'Yeah, Yeah Yeah' in the chorus.

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  • 2 months ago

    I suppose you might have one for the chorus, one for the verses, and one for the bridge. Sometimes one for the intro and/or one for the outro. But sometimes just one that runs the whole song. The only real rule to this is that if you were a good enough songwriter to make any use of this information you would already know how silly it is to ask.

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    • Tony B
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      @Charles, the question doesn't ask about chords, it asks about chord progressions.

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  • 2 months ago

    By custom, a song should have no more than 12 chord progressions .

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