Understanding chords to improve songwriting.
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Understanding chords to improve songwriting.

​Making your songwriting easier, faster and more intuitive. By learning how chords work.
4.4 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
933 students enrolled
Created by Chris Richter
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create songs by understanding which chords work best together.
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Requirements
  • You should already have some basic experience playing chords to a song.
Description

The Songwriting Series ‘Understanding Chords’ will give you an understanding of how music is structured. It is a guide to how contemporary music is formed in a way that makes songwriting easier, faster and more intuitive.

Understanding Chords will help you discover, in a straight forward and concise manner, how you can create your own music to support your lyrics.

Developed by Chris Richter, with over 7 years of one on one music teaching experience and over 20 years of performance experience, you will discover how easy it is to create your own music.

Who is the target audience?
  • Singer songwriters that want to learn how to make it easier to write songs by learning how chords work together.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:51

Introduction to Understanding Chords

Preview 00:51
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Chord Principles
18 Lectures 27:57







Minor Chords
01:02

More Minor Chords
01:39

Other Chords
01:38

Other Chords - Your Turn
00:28

Chord Groups
02:18

Example Chord Groups
01:35


Chord Groups Summary
00:19

Chord demonstration using D Major Chords
03:39

Chord Groups So Far
00:32

Bonus: chord examples
04:57
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Form Principles
2 Lectures 01:21
Form Principles
00:42

Form Principles - Example
00:39
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Extras
3 Lectures 01:58
Hook
00:49


Demo Recording
00:20
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What next?
1 Lecture 00:27
Completion...
00:27
About the Instructor
Chris Richter
4.4 Average rating
8 Reviews
933 Students
1 Course
Musician | Musician Mentor | Producer

Christopher Richter is a music mentor, inspiring, motivating and launching the careers of aspiring singer songwriters and musicians from rural Australia. Christopher has a passion for people to achieve their ‘firsts’, first song on the radio, first single, first sale on iTunes and first time someone bought their CD. With over 20 years experience in the music industry, Chris has worked with artists from releasing their songs, recording their EP and moving on to recording contracts, performing at major Australian festivals, touring and starting their own music businesses.

Christopher writes, arranges and record his own instrumental music playing drums, percussion, bass guitar, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars as well as arranging strings and brass sections.

Christopher taught music full time as a private music teacher for over 7 years and has performed 1000's of gigs over the last 25 years accross Australia and soon to tour Germany in 2017.