Chord Progressions And Rhythmic Variations: Songwriting Secrets



In the current songwriting video tutorial we will take a look at how a chord progression can be changed – slightly or substantially – by varying the amount of time you play each chord. For example, a simple F G Am progression can be made to sound quite different depending on how much time you play the F, G and Am chords, even if you keep the total time of the progression fixed.

========= Other Related Videos and Playlists =========

Here are other interesting playlists from my channel which group together my different piano lessons by theme/category:

Reading Sheet Music for Beginners: a 4-Part Series

Inspiring Piano Harmony, Chord and Voicing Tips and Tricks:

Exercises for Developing Piano Technique

The 2-5-1 Harmonic Progression: a 4-Part Series
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE53C45D3F16F64C0
The Piano Quickie series which explains basic harmony and piano concepts quickly and painlessly:

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16 thoughts on “Chord Progressions And Rhythmic Variations: Songwriting Secrets

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    Thank you very much
    Ur lesson help me something to do.

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    I was able to compose and play music all ofmy life (I'm only 16 but still) without knowing all these things, I just kinda realized it by myself… Who knew you actually have rules… I just went for what sounded good to me lol

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    I've seen cases where substitutions get carried away lol. with like 12 different chords in the same bar or something like that.

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    I'm looking forward to you teaching jazz playing ToT im stuck at jazz TT I dont know whether you listen to Japanese songs but their songs, those chord progression are incredibly hard…

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    Thank you, sir. So, is it safe to say that we can use passing chords or tones as we transition to the next chord in the progression?

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    I've played piano for a very long time. I love your videos there done very well and there not difficult to understand.. Things that I've done over he years I now understand the theory behind it thanks. Keep posting them and I'll keep watching them : good job.

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    I'd like to seek your advice sir. I play keyboard with transposed keys when it comes to sharp or flat chord songs most of the time. Is that okay? Or is it a bad habit?
    By the way, I play by ear and can't read sheet music. Thank you.

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    Those are great musical tips, something I can use right away..   Thanks !

  • May 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    This is great! It's so simple, but it really does "spice up" your playing; thank you for the video.

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