Praise G-sus, and Other Non-chord Tones

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Having Several Songs On the Go At Any One Time

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Goal-Oriented Chord Progressions: A Description, With 7 Examples

With songs in most of the pop music genres, you usually can’t go wrong with a solid, goal-oriented progression in the chorus. ______________ Looking for good songwriting content for your iPad, Kindle, laptop, desktop, or other PDF-reading device? “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ebook bundle packages will show you why good songs are good, and […]

Borrowing Musical Ideas from Other Songs

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When and How to Use Altered Chords in Your Progressions

Altered chords can help add a bit of creativity to an otherwise mundane progression. Here’s how. ______________  Looking for good songwriting content for your iPad, Kindle, laptop, desktop, or other PDF-reading device? Gary Ewer’s eBook Bundle, “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”, will show you why good songs are good, and how to apply those lessons […]

Building Your Audience: Air Guitar is a Thing. Air Accordion isn’t.

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