Five Degrees of Musical Progression, Vol 4

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 by Travis Cody in

Remember this?  Volume 3 was way back in April.  I started thinking about doing another one to celebrate the end of the year.  And wouldn't you know, Cherie suggested it in comments last Friday!

In case you don't remember what I'm talking about, the basic idea is to start with a song and then let something about the song...a lyric, the artist, the way the record was produced, etc...lead you to the next track.  And keep following that progression until you have a 5 song Set.

When we did this back in April, I gave you the first song.  This time around, I'll give you three possible avenues to take in building your Set.  Ready?

  1. This one is "easy".  Just come up with whatever strikes your fancy.  
  2. Define 2011 with a progression that reflects how your year went.
  3. Set the stage for what you expect in 2012.

What do you think?  Are you up for it?

Let's set the date to post our progressions for 16 Dec.  That gives everyone three weeks to get organized and decide on a Set.  Then it's your choice whether to post the explanation of your progression with your Set, or post it later and give us all a chance to interpret it.

I hope you play along.  And if you've never tried this fun way to enjoy music, this might be a good way to introduce yourself to it.


  1. Was listening to a great song this morning that brought back memories. Mr. Saturday Night Special by Lynerd Skynerd

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I may just have to play. The first one already got me an idea. Hope I won't forget it :) Have a great week!

  1. Jamie says:

    Great idea. I'll give it a try.