I´d need a little bit help to figure out whats happening in Imogen Heaps Little Bird harmonically
I found this post on her forum:
The song has no chorus, just repetition of a single harmonic progression. (i, VI, , V/iii, iii, [V], IV, I, IV, flat-VI, V, i). Brackets indicate a pivot to those key centers. To anyone who wants to play it on a piano, it's C# minor, A major, E major, D# major, G# minor, B major, E major, B major, E major, G major, F# major, B minor. If that doesn't make sense, she changes keys three times with each stanza of lyric.
But when i try to lay down simple piano chords under the song it just wont work. Even the first chord C# minor sounds totally wrong to me. I assume that my ears are trying to follow the vocal line rather than the underling chords. In some parts i seem to "get it" but in other parts im totally lost.
Maybe someone on here can shed some light.
Its driving me mad since i love the song and would love to figure out how it works but i just cant
__________________ To be honest, i do not fvcking care!
i have to run out for lunch but you are not tuned correctly .. it is in the Key of Bb i think ... or it is on my guitar (tuned with a Boss tuner) ... the 1st chord being Cm (not C#m) she may have transposed it or may have been tuned down a half step for a different Timbre (or is it tambre ? wrong spelling, i have one leg in my pants and running out the door)
lovely song ...
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Yea, it's in Cm. The roman numeral chord progression listed above seems basically to be about right. Although the slash chords are a bit dubious, considering this song has no bass line. But Yea, it's Cm-Ab-Eb-etc-etc