Functional Harmony (& Chord Substitutions) chords how to learn guitar chords series music theory scales songwriting theory Mar 30, 2021

This video is all about functional harmony and chord substitutions. I explain functional harmony in general and then show how songwriters can use it to find chord substitutions.

Weekly Lesson #68

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Rootless Voicings Guitar Lesson (rootless chords) chords how to learn guitar chords series jazz jazz guitar music theory songwriting theory Mar 24, 2021

This is a rootless voicings guitar lesson - a comprehensive guide to rootless chords for guitar players.

Weekly Lesson #67

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This week's lesson is a comprehensive rootless voicings guitar...

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Guitar Inverted Chords - The real meaning behind guitar chord inversions chords classical guitar how to learn guitar chords series music theory solo guitar song learning songwriting theory Mar 03, 2021

This week's lesson is on guitar inverted chords and I explain the real meaning behind guitar chord inversions

Weekly Lesson #64

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The Beatles & Radiohead use these... | Chromatic Guitar Chords chords how to learn guitar chords series modal mixture music theory song learning songwriting theory Feb 23, 2021

This week’s lesson is on chromatic guitar chords. What do the songs Blackbird, On the Road Again, and Creep all have in common? They all use chromatic chords called secondary dominant chords!

Weekly Lesson #63

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Cool Guitar Chords (replacing basic chords) chord shapes chords music theory songwriting Oct 06, 2020

In this lesson I’m gonna show you some cool guitar chords.

Specifically, we’re gonna take some normal guitar chords and replace them with interesting, beautiful, dreamy, cool guitar chords.

It’s like that show extreme makeover, but with guitar chords.

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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.

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Songwriting Walkthrough with Unique Chords Technique chords composing inversions music theory songwriting Jul 14, 2020

In this songwriting lesson I do a full songwriting process walkthrough from scratch using an awesome chord progression composing tip that creates unique and interesting chords.

I talk about chord voicings, voice leading, and the importance of knowing what melody you're singing on the fretboard...

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Songwriting Tip for Guitar Players (how to write unique melodies over chords) songwriting video lesson Jan 15, 2020

When songwriting on the guitar it’s easy to get stuck on one idea that sounds good and not be able to break away from it. 
 
When we finally finish a song it might end up not feeling like it goes anywhere, or several of our songs might turn out sounding very similar to each...
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