How to Steal Chord Progressions & Other Songwriting Tips | Online Workshop with Matt Donner

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February 8th, 7-9pm PST

In this live online workshop, Pyramind YouTube star, Matt Donner, discusses how different songs leverage a particular technique to achieve “”that sound””. Starting with one common technique shared by Deadmau5, the Foo Fighters and Hans Zimmer, he will showcase how knowing and using music theory can allow you to “”borrow”” chords, progressions and modes to achieve an intense and downward movement in harmony. Matt will also cover more common progressions and ways to take simple (and well-used progressions) and add complexity and emotional change to be both unique and interesting.

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Dark Horse Institute and the International Songwriting Competition join forces to present SONGWRITING insideOUT, a new online video series on the processes and passions of songwriting.

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