5 Ideas To Make a Boring Chord Progression Better

To create a progression that sounds fresh, try starting with something strong and predictable, and then modify it. Here are 5 ways to do that. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ Most great songs are built on chord progressions that sound, on their own, […]

Replacing Major Chords With Minor: Modal Mixtures

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The Songwriting Process: Music From a Conveyor Belt

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The Many Ways to Bore an Audience

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Adding a Semitone-Upward Key Change to Your Song

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Using a Minor-IV Chord In a Major Progression

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