Welcome to the Resource Library for Music Theory!
We’ve collated here some of our best content and resources to help you get started, get going, and get great.
FREE VIDEO MASTERCLASS
Songwriter, composer, and guitarist Ben Romalis deep dives into the roles and relationships of chords in the diatonic system, and expertly demonstrates how to construct meaningful storytelling with chords alone. He then explains chord substitutions, and why certain choices work.
The Masterclass is 80 minutes long, and is an edited-down version of a live online workshop that was held in 2022. You’ll have access to the streaming link for life.
MUSIC THEORY FUNDAMENTALS—MAJOR, MINOR & DIMINISHED CHORDS
A little bit of music theory goes a long way – in this video, I explain the difference between the major, minor, and diminished triads, and show you how to find them anywhere on the keyboard.
PICKING THE PERFECT CHORDS
Learn to write simple yet powerful chord progressions for your next song!
MAJOR 7 VS DOM 7—THE DIFFERENCE IS HUGE!
In this video, we examine the differences between Major 7 vs Dominant 7 chords – specifically focusing on how they are constructed, how they are labelled, how they differ in sound and how you can utilise both with great effect in your songwriting process.
WRITING SONGS IN THE MINOR KEY
Learn to harness the beauty and power of the RELATIVE MINOR and explore some new harmonic options for your next song!
The 5 Most Powerful Songwriting Exercises…Revealed!
Exercise #2 focuses entirely on using our understanding of chord functions inside a key to ‘land the chorus’ – and more broadly, how to make meaningful chord choices that create powerful song structures.