Note: This is copied and pasted from the exact same thread I made in the MP.com forums. I thought I'd post it here too to get some more responses =)
I've been really stuck with the usual boring rock progression. I stumbled upon this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxSptvviV6w and I'm not sure how well it actually works on guitar, since the guitar's pretty damn limited when it comes to chords.
I'd appreciate it if we discuss some of the approaches popular songwriters in prog have when it comes to chord progressions. I'm pretty new to the whole chordal approach to songwriting as I had always been more focused on riffs based around a single root (like Metallica).