Day #5 of 30 Days prompting ChatGPT

Continuing with music exploration, does ChatGPT know jazz?


Write a chord progression 12 bars using C Dorian



Sure, here’s a 12-bar chord progression using the C Dorian mode:

| Cm7 | Cm7 | Cm7 | Cm7 |

| Fm7 | Fm7 | Cm7 | Cm7 |

| Gm7 | Fm7 | Cm7 | Cm7 |

In this progression, we start with a four-bar phrase using the Cm7 chord, which is the i chord in the C Dorian mode. Then we move to the iv chord, Fm7, for two bars before returning to the i chord for two more bars.

Next, we move to the v chord, Gm7, for two bars before returning to the iv chord for one bar and then back to the i chord for the final bar.

This progression has a mellow, jazzy feel to it that is typical of the Dorian mode. You can use this progression as a basis for improvisation or as a starting point for a song in the key of C Dorian.


ChatGPT knows the 12-bar blues format, and the theory behind the I-IV-V progression. This tune would sound great on any instrument though it probably goes best with a dark smoky tavern, a gravelly voice and fingers dancing on the piano.