Songwriting - bass guitar

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 […]

Pairing Up Major and Minor Progressions

Moving from minor to major chords strengthens song structure. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and claim your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ One of the nicest and easiest ways to create really nice contrast between verse and chorus is the place the verse in minor and the […]

5 Chord Progression Sequences That Add Structure to Your Music

Chord sequences are pleasantly predictable, adding structure to your music by creating repetition. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Other than the circle of fifths, most songwriters don’t tend to think much about chord progression patterns. For many, […]

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 […]

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, […]