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 […]

Is Your Songwriting Output Slowing Down?

Clutter is the most common cause of diminished songwriting output. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ If you find that the number of songs you’re writing these days is slowing down, there’s not necessarily any reason to be alarmed. There […]

The Dilemma of Changing Key Within a Song

Key changes can save a song that is stuck using the same chords over and over. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________ Lately, I’ve been getting a ton of email with questions regarding how to properly change key. […]

The 5 Best Daily Exercises a Songwriter Can Do

In addition to daily songwriting, try these five important exercises. Thousands of songwriters are using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle to improve their songwriting technique. They cover every aspect of great songwriting. If a normal day for you as a songwriter is to fit in an hour or so of always trying to create […]

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Helping Chord Progressions Along with Pedal Point

Pedal point is an option for adding a kind of musical anchor to a complex chord progression. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________   [Before reading this article, give this video a quick view. It will explain the […]

10 Chord Progressions that Steer Clear of the V-Chord

Avoiding the V-chord helps to remove a layer of predictability from your music. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ The V-chord is the one built on the 5th note of a scale. For music in C major, G is the […]