Working Diminished Chords Into Your Progressions

If you like the sound of diminished chords but don’t know how to use them, read on. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10 e-book bundle. (with a free copy of “Creative Chord Progressions”): “Gary, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping the untrained musician learn to understand the fundamentals of music…” Naturally-occuring diminished chords […]

5 Pleasantly Ambiguous Chord Progressions For a Song Verse

Chord progressions that are tonally ambiguous have that useful quality of making people wait around to hear the follow-up stronger progression. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ Verse chord progressions differ from chorus ones in one big way: while a chorus progression usually needs to […]

A 10-Step Process For Adding Melody To Your Lyrics

If you find lyrics easy to write but melodies hard, here are some ideas for making your words singable. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook has been updated for August, 2017. Get it as part of the 10-eBook Bundle package. Discover the secrets of great songwriting — writing killer melodies, lyrics, and making chords really […]

Creating Chord Progressions That Always Work, in Any Key

Noodling with chords can help create songwriting ideas. But how do you do this effectively? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ If  your songs are all sounding the same, you may find that you’re starting them all the same way. Generally speaking, how you start a song will often determine […]

Add a Pedal Point to Strengthen a Complicated Progression

A pedal point can make a complex chord progression sound stronger and fresher. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ If you’re like most songwriters, you’re probably on the constant lookout for chord progressions that sound fresh and unique. But in that search, you may be overlooking some techniques […]

5 Basic Pointers For Adding Chords to Melodies

You’re working out the melody for your next tune, but the chords just aren’t happening? Here’s a basic set-by-step for harmonizing a melody. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ It doesn’t matter how good your melody is if your chord progression doesn’t work. A chord progression is like the […]