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Originally Posted by: maramba.federico24
Just a quick question, in a Am-C-F-G progression can i target only the chord tone of the key throughout the progression because the chord is changing very fast 2 beats each chord.
or should i target the chord tone of each chord as it change?
[p]In that case the focus should be on creating melodic statements using the key signature scale. In this case A minor or C major.
However, it's almost always possible to target chord tones even if in some minimal way. Making slow phrases you could play the 1st, 3rd or 5th of each chord as 2 quarter notes, or even 1 half note!
You could start a quick line of 1/8th or 1/16th notes on the 1st, 3rd, or 5th of each chord when it's happening. And that gets you 4 or 8 notes per chord.
You could use sweep picking to outline each chord very quickly! Regardless, if you target them or not you should definitely build melodic phrases.
Hope that helps!
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