This will be a short tip.
Say that you want a jazz or funk groove but don’t know where to start when it comes to harmonic progressions.
Well, a typical progression used in these styles is the Dorian vamp, which is a repetition of the progression:
i – IV7
Of course, these chords can be altered with upper extensions and sus4, but the root motion is the same.
Both of these chords are naturally found in the Dorian mode (in the example above it would be E Dorian), so it fits right with the tonality you want to be in.
Try it out and feel free to experiment.
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