5 Ways To Make Strange Chord Progressions Work

Chord strangeness will work better if you slow the music down. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “Creative Chord Progressions”. 11 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Compare the way chord progressions worked back in the 1600s with the way they’re used today, and you’ll see that nothing much has changed. Take a look […]

How Considering the Bass Line Improves Chord Progressions

Weird chords sound less weird when the bass line makes sense. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Chord progressions that require a bass line to move in odd ways will tend to sound unsettled and […]

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Helping Chord Progressions Along with Pedal Point

Pedal point is an option for adding a kind of musical anchor to a complex chord progression. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________   [Before reading this article, give this video a quick view. It will explain the […]

5 Ideas To Turn a Boring Chord Progression Into Something More Exciting

Predictable chord progressions aren’t usually a problem, but too predictable all the time is just — boring! _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ Songwriting formulas will get you in trouble. But they’re tempting to use because once you’ve experienced songwriting success, you want […]

7 Ways a Great Chord Progression Strengthens a Song

A good chord progression’s best quality is that when it works well, you hardly even notice it. ____________ It’s not easy to attribute the success of a song to just one song element. As you hopefully know, all components of a song must work together to ensure its success. It is, however, possible to attribute […]

Improving Your Musical Abilities: Music as a Language

If you truly think of music as a language, you can improve your songwriting abilities the same way you learned to speak. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Recently I tweeted a video from TedEd that featured Grammy award-winning bassist Victor Wooten called “Music as a Language.” In […]