The Downburst Progression

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The Downburst Progression




Liner Notes: 

This progression came up in a theory discussion in the forum:

C B7 E7 E7
Am E7 Am Am
F F#o7 C A7
D7 G7 C G7 3 times through

I played a solo piano over the progression, that shows how it sounds.

Thanks @downburst

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brrrse's picture

strolling on 5th...
my friends and me
thinkin bout how things
all seem to flow
even not knowing where the music will go...

see it has words too

Valerie Cox's picture

Sounds great! This is so pretty. I love it! That chord works perfectly. I don't know the theory behind it either, but the passing/leading sound of the chord gives a nice arc to the progression.

standup's picture

That diminished chord is in the flow, perfectly natural sounding.

barbara's picture

Sweet indeed! I absolutely love those descending rocking intervals passages! I hear a faint Joplinesque quality in places but so much more romantic overall. One of my favorites from you, Russ. And @downburst, it's about time something was named for you!

Roddy's picture

Really good playing with lots of subtle touches. You brought the chord progression to life.

headfirstonly's picture

Very nicely done.

Tiny niggle is the gaps in the reverb tails in places. Were they at edits? Bung a second reverb on the master track, and they'll disappear.