Goal-Oriented Songwriting: Chord Progressions

You can strengthen chord progressions by defining a goal and then working backwards. ___________ Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and get back to songwriting excellence. ___________ Yesterday, we looked at how to work backwards with lyrics. We saw that getting the chorus lyrics working first made it easier to work out verse ideas. […]

5 Practical Improvisation Tips for Chord Progressions

If you start writing by trying to improvise random progressions, you’re likely wasting a lot of time. _______________ Written by Gary Ewer, author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook Bundle. _______________ There’s nothing random about a good chord progression. Those with some knowledge of music theory will know that. If it sounds good, there are […]

5 Lydian-Mode Chord Progressions, and How They Work

A lydian chord progression has a quirky, eccentric way of grabbing attention. _____________ Discover the 11 secrets that pro songwriters have known for decades. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages are being used by thousands of songwriters to take their music to a new level of excellence. Get today’s Deluxe Bundle deal: Read more… ______________ The lydian modal […]

12 Chord Progression Characteristics that Music History Teaches Us

All chord progressions, regardless of genre, work pretty much the same way. Here are 12 features of progressions common to all music. _______________ Thousands of songwriters are now using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundles to improve their technique. Includes”From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“. Read more.. ________________ If pop music is your only […]

5 Tips for Fixing Problems In a Chord Progression

Some problems with chord progressions are easily fixed with these 5 tips. “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” is included as part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, or sold separately. There are clear reasons why some chord progressions work while others don’t, but understanding the reasons means you need to […]

How Revoicing Chords Can Help You Create Melodies

Some ideas for helping you to imagine melodies while playing chords. _______________ Get the songwriting ebook package that thousands of songwriters are now using to take their music to its highest level of excellence. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle comes with “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“. Read more.. […]