Improvising has been a big part of my learning/ playing in recent months ( I 'm still learning songs though @Richard_close2u - and doing my pushups and situps ! )
Anyway, came across this cool progression on Tao of Twang’s channel.
along with a brief lesson. Dave says he’s going to elaborate in future lessons.
Four major chords, and it sounded pretty cool. Now I’ve played over lots of progressions in recent months with one chord, two chords, three chords, all major. Now 4 chord progressions, there 's always been a minor in there somewhere. How is this working I thought? Is it actually in any key, or does that even matter? Well Dave elaboarated a bit, and was playing Em pentatonic, mixed in with some triads. I can understand his basic reasoning, and look forward to his next installment.
I started writing down all the notes in the chords to expand my understanding a bit, and to see what other ways you could approach progressions like this.
I did a google search and saw someone write it as a I - biii- bVII - IV in E Major. I can follow the logic here, but realised the ballpark just got considerably larger.
Particularly cool is if you close your eyes and play the chord progression, you’d swear that the second chord is minor and now I can see why.
My approach to improvising over progressions at the moment is to concentrate on the chord tones, while working out what type of scale(s) works best at moving between these tones.
Keen for any input from you more experienced folk on how you might approach a progressions like these