Adding a Semitone-Upward Key Change to Your Song

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle covers every aspect of songwriting, from creating chord progressions, to writing melodies and lyrics, and much more. Now with an 11th FREE eBook. Read more… ______________ Changing key is otherwise known as modulation in music circles. Modulating upward within a song is a relatively common musical device, particularly in ballads. The semitone-upward […]

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Changing Key Using a Common Chord

“How to Harmonize a Melody” shows you what to do when you’ve got a melody but no idea how to add chords to support it. It describes how and when to change chords, and how to be creative in what you chords you choose. It’s part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages. In […]

Tips For Choosing Your New Song’s Key

There’s no better way to improve your own songwriting than to discover the secrets of the world’s biggest hits. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, which includes “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro,” as well as a FREE copy of “Creative Chord Progressions.” Read more.. ________________ Some decisions, such as how to […]

Creating Good Transitions from One Key to Another

Finding a chord that pulls a song successfully into a new key can be a challenge. Here are some ideas that might help. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ There is of course no rule that says that all songs […]

10 Chord Progression Questions and Answers

Ten very commonly-asked questions regarding chord progressions. Which ones have stumped you? ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ I do a fair amount of looking about at music blogs and forums online, just getting a handle on the kinds of […]

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. […]