This was put together as a tribute to the recent passing of Matthew Perry. The Friends Sitcom has brought many laughs to the world, and the theme song is incredibly catchy!
The chord progression is very insightful to analyse. Take a look at this!
Verse: I VII I iii
The Mixolydian VII is very powerful here and keeps the harmonic movement interesting)
Prechorus: VII IV6 I - VII IV6 V
This is a sort of Mixolydian plagal cadence. Ascending 5ths are a strong basis for harmonic movement.
Chorus: I IV V x3 - VII I
The common I IV V cadence is a joyful progression that’s fun to listen to, and then the VII Mixolydian chord brings a slight sense of abnormality and suspense before resolving beautifully to the tonic I.
Darryl Syms - Friends Theme Song TABS.zip (143.0 KB)