1. One of the Three (i.e. the first) three notes
2. The last note after the first two, but before the third
3. The 4th note after the first two
4. The last note after the last two
This gives us a unique combination of notes, which is a great songwriting opportunity. But the key in this song is C#, so the next note should be A.
6. The first and last notes after the 3rd, but before the 4th.
It turns out that the second string of the guitar is too large for the first string of the guitar. So you sing one note, but use the first string only for the 3rd note (that’s what’s happening under the “C” sound) — the chord progression will look like this if I had used only the middle note.
7. The first and last notes after the 4th, but before the last, again with the first string only.
A nice change, but I don’t know how accurate it really is.
8. Another way with two notes in between the 3rd and 4th — and this was an A before the 4th.
9. A change for a note before the last and after the 4th, which is a little odd.
10. A change using the 1st string only. If I had used the 2nd string, the chord progression would look a little different.
I have to confess I’ve sung along quite far with this song in the past, and I don’t think the notes are all that important.
Here is another example of the “4th notes” chord progression with “4/5 + F#” and “7, D”. For this example, I have to say some changes had to be made to fit the chord progression we’ve just created.
Here is a song I wrote called “One Thing” that I wrote in 2008 (if you want to read it, here it is http://humblebastard.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-write-this-progressive-song-with-a-4th-notes-chord-progression-and-7-alt-7b9-6cdf1.html
In the previous part of this series, we learned a technique that I called “6/6”. This is kind of similar