Complete Beginner's Guide to Songwriting

Chris Murrin, Fingerpicking Guitar Lessons

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24 Videos (1h 14m)
    • Complete Beginners Guide to Songwriting

      1:33
    • Intro

      0:47
    • It ALL Starts with the Major Scale

      2:56
    • How Do We Build Chords?

      5:03
    • All The Chords in C Major

      1:55
    • Let's Start Writing!

      5:49
    • C Major's Biggest Hits

      3:38
    • G Major Scale

      1:56
    • G Major Harmonised

      2:18
    • G Major Progressions

      1:38
    • G Major Famous Songs

      2:47
    • D Major Scale

      2:09
    • D Major Scale Harmonised

      1:50
    • D Major Scale Progressions

      1:14
    • D Major Famous Songs

      2:07
    • A Minor Scale

      3:06
    • A Minor Scale harmonised

      1:23
    • A Minor Progressions

      3:22
    • A Minor Famous Songs

      2:32
    • 7th Chords

      3:44
    • 7th Chords Progressions

      2:38
    • Sus Chords

      6:50
    • Slash Chords

      4:45
    • Add9th Chords/Final Thoughts

      7:57

About This Class

In this 1h15m course, Chris shows you how you can write great sounding songs with just a tiny amount of music theory. You'll learn what chords go well together and how to write progressions like the pros in both major and minor keys. To help with creating your own songs the course uses many examples of famous tunes that have used this exact same approach. Stop fumbling around and hoping to find the right chords with trial and error, and learn exactly which ones work together!

By the end of the course you will have a great understanding of chord harmony and you'll be able to write the songs you've always wanted to compose.

Sign up now and become the writer you've always wanted to be.

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Chris Murrin

Fingerpicking Guitar Lessons

Hello, I'm Chris.

I'm an acoustic guitarist/professional music teacher and incredibly happy to be here on Skillshare. The first course I've uploaded is for people that are brand new to fingerpicking and it teaches you how to develop great techniques that will ultimately allow you to play any fingerpicking song with the correct fingering.

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