6 Ways to Dress Up a Simple Chord Progression

Here’s how to make a simple progression more interesting, while leaving the original progression intact. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ I’m a big fan of keeping things relatively simple with regard to chord progressions in the pop genre. That’s certainly not […]

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 […]

When Improvisation is a Good Songwriting Tool

Improvisation can stimulate your creative mind and allow musical ideas to flow. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build an audience-base for your music. (Right now, save 56%) _______________ If you’re stumped for good songwriting ideas, improvising is a great way to start thinking creatively again. But improvisation, when it’s just you, […]

7 Tips For Making Better Use of Chord Progression Charts

Like anything in music, chord progression charts still require you to use some imagination. Once in a while, all you really want are some chord progressions that can get you going right away in the songwriting process. For this reason, many of you have collections of chord progressions that you keep nearby as you work […]

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 […]

Does Your Song’s Intro Pass the Interest Test?

An intro gives you 10 seconds to prove that the rest of the song is worth listening to. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ The average length of a song intro these days is between 10 and 15 seconds. Another way of looking […]