Chord Progressions for Songs in a Minor Key or Mode

The difference between minor key and minor mode. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get a 7th eBook FREE, “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best songwriter you can be! Read more.. ______________ Many songwriters are comfortable […]

Creating Chorus Chords that Work Well With Verse Progressions

Verse and chorus progressions should be seen as musical partners. Here are some ideas for strengthening that partnership. ______________  Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. Includes “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best […]

An Idea for Moving From a Minor Verse to a Major Chorus

If you convert a minor progression to roman numerals, it’ll often work when you transpose it to a major key. ______________ Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get a 7th eBook FREE, “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a […]

Mixing Major and Minor Chords to Create Powerful Song Progressions

Here are 5 chord progressions that successfully blend major and minor chords and strengthen the relationship between verse and chorus. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle (plus a FREE copy of “Creative Chord Progressions”) is written by Gary Ewer, designed to straighten out your technique and get you writing better songs. All songwriters know that most song progressions […]

A Chord Progression to Brighten the Mood

Here’s an easy way to make 2 key changes as you move from verse to chorus. It’s a very common technique for songwriters to move from minor to major as they move from verse to chorus. A classic example is Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend“, the verse for which is in F minor, switching […]

Using Chord Progressions That Avoid The Key of Your Song

Some of the best verse progressions are ones that pleasantly avoid the key of the chorus. _____________ Take a look at “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages, and take advantage of the DISCOUNT PRICING of the 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle. Read more.. _____________ It’s really not important to an audience that your song is in G […]