I second that question. I've found the JM4 presets list (http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-4763 - jm4 presets.pdf) which lists the key for all the songs inside the JM4, but the actual chords would save quite a lot of time for those of us who don't easily follow the chord progressions.
Edit: I just realized that after you've loaded a song, the display shows the key (the "bold" area directly under "Songs"), so the pdf linked above is kinda useless Now if only you could also display the chords á là BandInABox. Someone care to write them down and publish? TIA
2nd Edit: An incomplete but helpful chords/tabs overview can be found on Joes excellent site, see http://www.joesjamblog.com/tabs.html
As you may already know, we do not have the chord progressions or tab of the songs that are built into the JM4 Looper. Joe's Jamblog looks to be the closest thing to what you are looking for.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2009 7:14 PM (in response to Line6Hugo)Re: RE: Chord Progressions
I never found the stuff in the JM4 to be useful. I just wanted a looper.
A recent nice progression that I've been playing with it.
Am add9 2
Am add 9
Use Am (or Cmaj) scales to solo over -
Your so welcome. Another I like lately (I've been using my guitar port on my laptop and I use Riffworks as the looper...
I haven't used my JM4 in a long time.
But another nice progression is.
Eb Maj 7
F dom 9
Another nice 3 chord is
Not really beginner chords (sorry) but if you look them up - their well worth learning as they'll sound so much cooler than basic open chords.
If you want to do really basic stuff.... think of progression in 1-4-5 pattern
works like this
A B C D E F G
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Would be a progression of 1-4-5 which would be A D and E
To find another just start on another note and start at one again.
C D E F G A B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1-4-5 would be a C F G progression.
play these like this... strum chords 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5
so could be C C C C F F F F C C C C G G G G
A A A A D D D D A A A A E E E E
that's about as easy as it gets. Use the scale to solo over in the sale of the first chord. C F G (solo in C maj scale or easier - C maj pentatonic.
If doing Am Dm Em - use A minor pentatonic.
Look in you tube some lessons on the pentatonic boxes (5 of them) really you can do a lot with just box 1. (especially if you also learn box 2) so you can go between them. Box 5 - 1 - 2 is very useful using the 2 lowest strings of box 5 - all all 6 strings of box 1 and the highest 3 strings of box 2.
the 1-4-5 chord progression (technically writen as I IV V (via roman numerals) is whats known as the blues progression. If someone says lets JAM - blues in A - everyone jamming knows A D E (as the I IV V ) chords and will all be able to jam together on the fly. typically using 12 bars.
On the JM4 - look up the included track called THRILL or something like that - it's "the thrill is gone" by BB KING. It uses this simple I IV V
blues progression. And will be the easiest (it's also slow) to solo over. The title menu will tell you the key it's in. (I forget) as you can play it in any key... It might say "Bb"or something or Might be Am so solo in what it says... A minor pentatonic or what ever key the title display says it's in.
If it's still to fast, use the temp/speed features of the JM4 to slow it down to learning tempo... peck away at the pentatonic (5 note) box 1 while playing the THRILL (no thrill?) I forget what they call it. (they can't use the real name (the thrill is gone) for copyright reasons. So they change up the background track a bit and give it a similar name - so we all really know what it is.