Chord Progressions, and the Power of the Pedal Point

Pedal point makes strange progressions easier to understand. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle, and get a special deal. Read more.. _______________________ Here’s a simple solution to a chord progression that doesn’t feel right: add a pedal point. Pedal point simply means that you keep the same note in the bass […]

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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 […]

Building Song Energy By Using a “Dominant Pedal”

A dominant pedal places the 5th note in the bass, creating energy in very subtle ways. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and claim your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ In a band rehearsal, if you want to generate more energy from your performance, you’re quite likely to […]

Helping a Complex Chord Progression Make Sense

Looking for ideas to help a weird progression make better sense? Try these. ____________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle – Powerful and Effective songwriting instruction! ____________________ Of all the elements that go together to make a song, the chord progression is the one that you shouldn’t particularly worry if it’s somewhat predictable. […]

5 Ideas To Turn a Boring Chord Progression Into Something More Exciting

Predictable chord progressions aren’t usually a problem, but too predictable all the time is just — boring! _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ Songwriting formulas will get you in trouble. But they’re tempting to use because once you’ve experienced songwriting success, you want […]

7 Ways a Great Chord Progression Strengthens a Song

A good chord progression’s best quality is that when it works well, you hardly even notice it. ____________ It’s not easy to attribute the success of a song to just one song element. As you hopefully know, all components of a song must work together to ensure its success. It is, however, possible to attribute […]