Songwriting can be a lot of fun when you understand how chords work.
Especially if you've been using the same chords over and over again and want to write something fresh!
In this course, I show you how professional songwriters put together chords when songwriting. There are certain rules they follow. Once you understand the rules you can choose to use or break them.
We'll use real life example to demonstrate how the 6 most used chords in popular music work and work together.
Every lecture builds on the next lecture and is easy to follow. By the end you should be able to take a song concept, and start building chord progressions that make sense.
I you love songwriting and you want to start writing songs outside of your comfort zone, this course is for you.
I hope to see you on the inside!
In this lecture we'll learn the concept of keys and see how each song can be played in 12 keys.
Home Sweet Home. Understand the concept and characteristics of the home chord.
Learn how to use cadence chords when building your own unique chord progressions.
Learn when and how to use the vi chord when building your own chord progressions.
Create energy and surprise in your song with the vi chord.
How to make your chorus pop by strategically using the vi chord.
The most popular chord progression, it's minor twin, and the songs that use them.
How to use the iii chord when building your chord progressions. Examples of songs that use the iii chord and how songwriters strategically use it.
How to use the ii chord when building your chord progressions. Examples of songs that use the iii chord and how songwriters strategically use it.
Understanding the fundamental concept of strong and weak stresses and how that effects your songwriting.
Understanding the fundamental concept of stable and unstable notes and how that can color your song different ways. Gain control of the emotions your conveying in the song and learn to paint with unstable and stable notes.
Hi I'm Rob! A full-time musician and teacher in New York City and Los Angeles. I'm passionate about music and education.
I'm a former music instructor with a Fender Grant winning non-profit. I also teach privately. My students range from signed recording artists and songwriters to working professionals who just love music.
I'm a Premium Udemy Instructor and have been teaching since 2015. I have 15,000+ students and 1,000+ reviews, across 9 courses. I currently have a 4.7 average rating, much higher than the average instructor rating. I work with other teachers to help improve their teaching skills.