Are You a Music Composer? Here’s Why Your Song Should Use These 8 Chord Progressions: A blog around song writing and chord progressions.
Chords are the basic building blocks of music, and they are what transform a plain old scale into a song. You need to know how to choose the right chord, and you need to pick the right ones in the right way to create a chord progression that sounds good.
The first thing you need to know is that every major or minor chord contains three notes, all of which come from the major or natural minor scale, depending on whether we are talking about a major or minor chord. For example, Am=A-C-E.
A major chord consists of the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th degrees of the scale; for example, Amaj = A-C
Music composition is a very personal thing. Composers such as Bach, Mozart and Beethoven had their own way of composing their music. They all wrote great music and they composed what they felt was best.
The same applies to modern day electronic composers. They all have different styles and sounds that make them unique. Some create hard hitting dance tracks, while others compose ambient music.
No matter what style of music you want to compose, there are certain chord progressions that you can use to make your song sound more interesting and catchy. These 8 chord progressions will help give your song a lift and keep the listener interested in your music!
It is a sad fact that only some of the best composers make it through to be recognized by the masses. This is true in most music genres, but it is especially so in electronic music. The internet has made it easy for anyone to compose and publish their own music, and this has led to a saturation of mediocre content.
If you are an aspiring composer, you have probably realized that writing great music does not guarantee you audience attention or recognition. And if you are reading this article, chances are you are also interested in finding ways of getting yourself noticed by your target audience. You can’t do much about your target audience, but one thing you can control is the craftsmanship of your work.
The issue here is that good composition requires a lot of time and effort. But there is a way to cut down on composition time without sacrificing quality: using chord progressions that other popular composers have used before you.
In this article I will show you 8 chord progressions that are widely used by composers. These should help you take your compositions to the next level!
If you’ve been searching for chord progressions in electronic music, chances are you’ve come across the same old chord progressions over and over again. This is because these chord progressions have proven themselves to work over years and years of use in popular music.
But as a composer, you probably want something different, something that sounds more unique. You don’t want to write the same old chord progression as every other song on the radio does.
Well luckily for you, there are many different types of chords and plenty of ways to combine them together. Using these new chords and new combinations of chords can give your song a fresh new sound that will stand out from commercial pop music songs.
In this article, I’ll go over 8 different types of chords that are commonly used in electronic music. I’ll also show you how to use them to create your own unique chord progressions.
As a songwriter, you know how important chord progressions are. A good progression can elevate a song from being mediocre to something special.
To make it easier for you to write your next song, we’ve compiled this list of eight chord progressions that are used again and again in the history of popular music. You can use these to add some spice to your own songs or just as inspiration for new chords and melodies.
Note: If you need help understanding the basics of chords and chord progressions, check out our Ultimate Guide to Chords.
I’ve been noticing that a lot of people searching on Google are asking questions like “How to write chord progressions?” and “What are chord progressions?”.
If you’re one of those people, this post is for you.
Just for the record: I’m not a professional music composer. But I have done some research about chords and chord progressions, which I want to share with you today.
First, let’s take a look at what chords are.
What Are Chords?
The definition of chord is “a group of notes played together at the same time to produce a harmony” (source). In more simple words, it is three or more musical notes played simultaneously. When you hear a song, there are different harmonies happening at the same time. That is why we call them ‘chords’. These chords may be major chords or minor chords. The harmonic movement is called a chord progression or simply progression.
Music theory is the key to understanding why songs work, but before you can get into the nitty gritty of chord progressions, you need to learn a few basics.
Music is based on sound and silence. The sounds we hear are produced by vibrations. These vibrations (oscillations) occur between 20 to 20,000 times per second, and are called Hertz (Hz).
The speed of vibration determines the pitch of the sound. We measure pitch in steps called octaves. Each octave comprises twelve notes or frequencies. A note has a fixed frequency, which cannot be changed without changing the name of the note.
A piano has 88 keys and these keys cover 7 octaves and a minor third. The lowest key on a standard piano has a frequency of 27.5 Hz (cycles per second), and the highest is 4186 Hz.