Organizing Chords To Help You Compose Songs

Every key has seven chords that exist naturally within that key. And they’re easy to find. First, take any key (C major, for instance), and play a chord that uses each note of the scale as a root. To know if you should be playing a major, minor or diminished chord, follow this simple guide that uses […]

How to Put Chords Together in a Progression, Part 2

To make a longer progression, consider repeating a short one, making substitutions each time through. Here’s how. In yesterday’s post, we looked at how each chord in a progression can be categorized, and we used that information to help us create chord substitutions. We can also use that information to extend chord progressions, making them longer. That’s what we’re […]

A Songwriting Game to Improve Your Lyric Writing

Gary Ewer’s “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle” covers every aspect of how to write great music. With a free copy of “Creative Chord Progressions” _______________ If you find lyrics hard to write, it may simply be a matter of working on it separately from your main songwriting sessions. There are some that love writing […]

Making Chord Progressions By Categorizing Them

By categorizing chords, you avoid the randomness that leads to chord muddle. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ If it seems like a random occurrence to you when you finally get a chord progression to work, it’s going to help if you […]