Welcome to the Resource Library for Chordology (aka doing more with chords)!
We’ve collated here some of our best content and resources to help you find more interesting chords, chord sequences, and strong song forms with your chords as the foundation.
A lot of the resources use the guitar to demonstrate the concepts – with that said, all the concepts are translatable to any harmonic instrument.
Three 16-bar chord progressions designed to get you writing more interesting, complex, and sophisticated chord progressions using the concept of Parallel Modulation. Check out this video tutorial on Parallel Modulation before you dive in!
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MODULATION FORESHADOWING IN ‘LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS’
Learn how to modulate, and set up modulation to any key using the ‘foreshadowing’ technique.
HOW TO MAKE BASIC CHORDS SOUND BEAUTIFUL
I take some of the most common chords on guitar and transform them into beautiful and versatile voicings for your next song.
4 CHORD TRICKS THE BEATLES KNEW (AND YOU SHOULD TOO)
Create some of the same harmonic sophistication that characterizes so much of The Beatles’ music.
3 CHORD STRATEGIES FOR WRITING GREAT BRIDGES
Three chord strategies for creating satisfying contrast and variation in the bridge section of your songs.
The Songwriting Process Start to Finish
- Two completely different methods for writing songs: starting from lyrics, and starting from melody.
- Professional tools and practical exercises for developing and finishing your songs, every time.
- How to make great chord choices, create magical melodies and write memorable lyrics.
- How to create compelling narratives that tell your story and captivate your listeners.
- How to create a meaningful relationship between your lyrics and music.
- Detailed breakdown of the two most common song forms.
The 5 Most Powerful Songwriting Exercises…Revealed!
- Five practical exercises that will absolutely make you a better songwriter
- How to create bangin’ Choruses with simple chord combinations
- How to draw people in with powerful and inspiring lyrics
- How to write memorable melodies
- How to avoid lyric writing cliches
- Ways to develop strong songwriting habits that will drastically improve your creative flow and output
- Live demonstrations and detailed breakdowns of professional songwriting techniques
- Practical applications and examples of each method