Songwriting Workflow Chords Chart


IMPORTANT FOR SONGWRITING  THINK!


Dominant 7th Chords Work

Chord Inversions

Chord Arpegios

All Resolves down to the I or VI Chord a fifth down or up

Altered Chords Work

Voicings Work

 Tritones Work

Sus Chords Work

Circle of 4ths/5ths

Work

1

  *Think of Track/Melody and Determine its Root key

2

  *Produce Triad Chords Using:                                   

3

  *Copy Bass Notes From Chords made above in point 2

4

  *Use Melody Notes from 3-7 & 9-5 in the:                     &   

5

  *Add a fifth to bass note of chords after step 2, eg C + G in bass

6

  *Use                                 Linear Movement throughout the process

7

  *Add Drums etc

8

   Common Notes to Chord = Less Movement | Use Inversions & Pedal Tone

9

 Practice Drop 2's   | Isolation | Harmony | In the Track |

10

 If lost always go back to I Chord... a Fifth Down or VI of Scale

11

 Altered Chords | Upper Sructure Triads only work on Maj Dominant7 chords

 They Don't work on Minor Chords

Sound Progressions Guide Tones Inversions Chord Prog Guide Tones Home Melody Functional Harmony Tonal Centre Modes Scales Vidz Scales Altered Chords 2-5-1 Major Chord Play Circle of Fifths Sus Chords Songwriting Quartal Harmony Chromatic Chord Runs Chromatic Chord Runs Bass Tones Chords Thirds Structure Notes Drops Logic Sounds Modes