Continuing with the idea of the lament bass, we have the chord progression of the Andalusian cadence.
Built off of the lament bass line in minor, it is harmonized like this:
i – bVII – bVI – V
These chords can also include sevens and other upper extensions for an expanded harmony, but the core triads and bass line motion is what matters.
Not only does the Andalusian cadence appear in classical and pop music, but you can find it in the regional styles of flamenco, Arabian, and Greek music.
Try coming up with a riff based on this progression.
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