How to Create Fragile Progressions, and Why You’d Use Them

 “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages cover every aspect of songwriting, from chords to melodies to lyrics. They include sound files and a complete glossary of musical terms. Read more _____________ Compare these two progressions: 1. Am  Am/G  FMaj9  C/E  Cm/Eb  Dm7  G  C 2. Am  F  Dm  G  Em  Am  F  G  C The first […]

The Main Differences Between Strong and Fragile Chord Progressions

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How To Create a “Fragile” Chord Progression For a Song Bridge

Bridge progressions need to start somewhere other than the tonic, then find ways to move back. ____________ “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” answers some of the most important questions amateur songwriters face as they move into the professional world. It’s part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages. Read more.. […]

Working Backwards to Strengthen Progressions

By working backwards to create progressions, you ensure that the progression will make musical sense. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ To create  progressions that have a strong sense of forward motion and harmonic goal, it is best […]

Are You Making These Basic Errors When You Create Chord Progressions?

Good progressions provide a solid base for your melody and lyrics, and pull everything together. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ Yesterday I wrote about song form, and said that when it’s working well it stays out of the way, being unnoticed. That’s […]

With Songwriting Ideas, It’s Fragile First, Followed By Strong

In verse-chorus formats, tentative ideas need to be followed by strong ones. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ When I use the words “fragile” and “strong” as they pertain to songwriting, I’m usually describing chord progressions. A fragile progression is one that has a certain degree of ambiguity, […]