Songwriting Tip from In My Life by The Beatles

chords inversions music theory song learning songwriting Aug 04, 2020

This video features a songwriting tip taken from the song In My Life by The Beatles. In the song, John Lennon takes the tonic chord of the key and makes it a 3rd inversion dominant 7 chord. This is a great chord option to keep in mind for writing interesting chord progressions that stand out.

Also, I wear a Hawaiian shirt that my mom made me.

Outline:
0:00 - intro
0:16 - chord progression explanation
3:15 - example in E
4:19 - example in A
6:20 - example in D
7:59 - example in G
9:42 - example in C
11:31 - main takeaways

 

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