Song Science #1: How Pros Use 6 Chords to Write Hit Songs - Extended Edition
Practical songwriting theory for songwriters. Break out of your songwriting habits and develop new chord progressions.Watch Promo
Are you tired of using the same chords?
If so, you're not the only one.
Songwriter after songwriter has told me they only know 2 or 3 chord progressions and they find themselves writing the same song over and over.
Songwriting can become frustrating when new ideas aren't flowing.
In this course I'm going to help you break your songwriting muscle memory and start writing fresh.
We're going to go over how professional songwriters put together chords. There are certain rules they follow. Once you understand the rules you can choose to use or break them.
We'll use real life example to demonstrate how the 6 most used chords in popular music work and work together.
Every lecture builds on the next lecture and is easy to follow. By the end of this course, you'll be able to take a song concept, and build a chord progressions that make sense.
If you love songwriting and you want to start writing songs outside of your comfort zone, this course is for you.
And so far the reviews have been great!
"Opened me up to some concepts I'd never considered. Will be a better songwriter because of what I learned." - Marcia K.
"This course is absolutely brilliant. Very to the point so the concepts can sink in easily and you can see where they can be used." - Marcus T.
"I wish my old music teachers used something like this method. It would have given so much more sense to chords and melody notes." - Andre O.
"This course was very informative and you have open my eyes to other chords that I can use other than the four I've been using thank you so much!" - Stephen A.
"It's a great course! So far the best introduction to songwriting I've found. Covers the basics of chords and scales, and gives a very clear explanation of scale degrees, relations between chords, stable and unstable melodies, etc." - Juventino R.
This Extended Edition Course contains content not included in the original version. This is THE most up to date version of Song Science #1.
Ready to start writing new songs?
Hi I'm Rob!
A full-time musician and teacher in New York City and Los Angeles. I'm passionate about music and education.
I'm a former music instructor with a Fender Grant winning non-profit. I also teach privately. My students have ranged from signed recording artists and songwriters to working professionals who just love music.
I'm also a best selling online instructor with 50,000+ students from 170+ countries around the world. Many of my courses have been featured by Udemy in the Top Courses Category.
I love teaching and I'd be honored to be your teacher.
Here's to your journey!
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