Guitarist - Songwriter

An Easier Way to Choose the Chords For Your Songs

Chord progressions are the one aspect of songwriting where random improvisation can give you something amazing, but unfortunately you’ll often need to wait a very long time before that amazing thing happens, wading through a lot of garbage in the meantime. That’s because there is a logic to chords and the way they move from […]

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Choosing the Chords That Work With Your Melody

You’ll notice that when you’ve got a melody, the notes of that melody imply the chords you’re likely to use. That’s not to say that you’ve got no choice in the matter, of course. For every chord you might use, there is a list of chords that could serve as substitutes. Just as an example, […]

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Progressions in Opposite Directions Make Great Verse-Chorus Partners

Most chord progressions work best in the forward direction, and the longer a progression is, the truer that statement is. For shorter progressions, you’ll still often find that a progression sounds best when played beginning to end, but you’ll notice that playing them backwards isn’t a total wash-out. For example: C  Am  F  G  C […]

With Chords, Is It Really "Whatever Sounds Good"?

There is a logic behind progressions, even though personal taste is a large factor. ____________ “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 _____________ If you do any lurking around on music forums that deal with chord progressions, you’ll […]

10 Tips to Help You Get Your Chord Progressions Working

There’s nothing random about a good chord progression. Here are some tips to help you get them working for you. ____________________ Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle. Learn how to add chords to a melody, and so much more. Right now save 56%. ____________________ When a chord progression is working well, you usually […]

Creating Good Progressions: It’s All About Chord Function

Considering a chord’s function makes it easy to create tons of progressions, almost instantly __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ Go on almost any forum that answers music questions, and you’ll find an enormous number of questions relating to chord progressions and how they work: What […]