Boost Your Songwriting (Part 1 of 4)

Songwriting is something many guitar players aspire to, but few ever take the leap. In this series, we’re going to pull back the veil on a few different strategies you can use to create great-sounding chord progressions. That gets you partway at least… we’ll leave the lyrics and melody up to you!

In the first lesson, we’ll look at the six primary chords that are found in every key. You can arrange these in any order whatsoever, and they will work well together. From there, you can play with timing and rhythm and how long you stay on each chord, but it’s a great start to have ones that you know for sure fit together.

In the next lesson, we’ll learn an interesting trick to use chords outside of the key as well.

If you’re interested in further developing your songwriting skills, and learning to craft interesting and melodic chord progressions, we have many great lessons inside the Riff Ninja Guitar School that can help.

 

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