I am going to show you a five chord R&B Neo Soul progression which I kind of discovered by accident, mainly the last chord which seemed to be a finger misplacement but turned out sounding nicer than I expected.
I am going to start of by showing you the basic chords first which were played using the left hand.
The chords I am playing here are Bbmin9th, Emaj9th, Gbmaj9th, Ab min7th b5, D dmi7 (an inversion by simply sliding the pinky from F# down to F)
The fourth chord was supposed to be Abmin7th or 9th but accidentally flattening the 5th made is sound a little sadder but more soulful.
Next, I am playing exactly the same chords however I am playing the bass with my left hand as an inverted NOT the standard bass / root position. It makes the sounds sound even deeper.
Same chords but different sound !!!!
Bbmin7th / Eb – bass note (actually an 11th)
Emaj7th / Gb – bass note (9th)
Gmaj7th / Ab – bass note (9th)
Abmin7th b6 / Bb – bass note (I tend to use my ear to find good slash bass notes)
D dim7 / Bb – Same bass note
I am using the damper / sustain pedal which I am playing which is why the notes are disappearing quickly even though you can still hear the sound. I like to record live but will try to record as MIDI next time to hold the notes in position for longer.