Chord Progressions For Songwriters
Each chapter of Chord Progressions For Songwriters provides a comprehensive self-contained lesson on one of twenty-one popular chord progressions that every songwriter should know inside and out.Lessons cover ascending, basic (I-IV), blues, circle (VI-II-V-I), classic rock (I-bVII-IV), combination, descending, doo-wop (I-VIm-IV-V), ending, flamenco (Im-bVII-bVI-V), folk (I-V), introduction, jazz (...
Paperback: 510 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (January 30, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 450026
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“This is the chord progression book I've wanted since I was a teenager tinkering around with compositions some 45 years ago. It was apparent to me even back then that nearly all popular songs fell into categories based on basic chord progressions with...”
Im-V-I), minor blues, one-chord, pedal point, rock and roll (I-IV-V), standard (I-VIm-IIm-V), and turnaround progressions as well as rhythm and Coltrane changes.You will learn how key, duration, substitution, variation (adding or subtracting chords), and displacement (rearranged chord orders) are used to vary the sound of each progression. You will also take a look at the authors songwriters notebook and work through exercises to reinforce key chapter concepts and get you started building your own progressions.