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 […]

Fixing a Chord Progression That Sounds Random

Randomness is no help for your music. 5 tips to sort all that out. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ When a chord progression sounds random, that usually means that it has lost the sense of where “home” is. In […]

Do You Really Need To Know What Key Your Song Is In?

Choosing a key instantly gives you a list of chords to use as a starting point for chords-first songs. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ At what point are you aware of key when you compose your songs? Is it something […]

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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 […]

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 […]

How the Notes of a Melody Imply Chords

Identifying the melody notes that happen on strong beats will help you identify the chords that work. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter ($95.70 $37). Get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” FREE. ____________________ One of the advantages of working on a […]