The succession of chords needed for a piece is known as a chord sequence. Some
sequences will work for a number of songs, for instance the much-used progression
C C | Am Am | Dm Dm | G7 G7. This was affectionately known to studio musicians as
Уwe want Cantor,Ф a reference to the introductory music to an old radio program
called The Eddie Cantor Show. You might try it with УBlue Moon,Ф УHeart and Soul,Ф
or УLa Mer.Ф You will be surprised how much of these and other songs this popular
sequence will fit.
Chord sequences are often written in simple Уlead sheetФ form, like this:
The diagonal lines (known as hash marks) mark the beats. Sometimes more elaborate
hash marks show a specific rhythm.