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Songwriting - Chromatic Movement Explained

Beginner Theory Rock
Al Joseph 245 lessons

This month we're going to talk about one of my most used songwriting devices. Plainly speaking, when writting music I like to take a common chord progression and spice it up a bit.

In this video, I explain how you can take an ordinary chord progression and move the bass in half steps to pull new chords from nowhere.

Just by using your ears, you can construct chords from bass notes that don't belong to the key. Listen to the video and later we'll talk about functional harmony and how you need it in order to do something this unorthodox...

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