Here’s a concept that you’ll see all over the place! Pedal Tones. It’s common in all sorts of styles, genres, and different instruments. This is also a great idea for songwriting as well.
The idea is to pick a static bass note and use diatonic triads on top.
Diatonic?! That just means in the key of. Examples of songs that use include (but not limited to):
Dear Prudence – The Beatles
Running With the Devil – Van Halen
Jack & Diane – John Mellancamp
Mercy – Duffy
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