Strengthening an Aimless Chord Progression

When chord roots move by 4ths and 5ths, your progressions suddenly gain direction and purpose _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ If you’re a chords-first kind of songwriter, you probably know the frustration of trying to put chords together that make sense. At times, the whole process can […]

Getting Creative with Chord Progressions: Adding Altered Chords

It’s practically impossible to create progressions that haven’t been used before. But altered chords will help. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ An altered chord is one that doesn’t naturally exist in the key of your song. The chords that naturally exist are the ones that you build on […]

5 Midsummer Chord Progressions to Try

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ The best thing a chord progression can do is to simply stay out of the way, and support the melody and mood of a song. As you likely know, I am not much of a believer in the “killer chord […]

Using a Flat-VII Chord in Your Song’s Progressions

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ Altered chords are ones that don’t naturally exist in your song’s key. If you were writing them out using musical notation you would see that an altered chord always uses accidentals – sharps or flats. An altered chord adds flavour to the […]