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Understanding chords to improve songwriting

Christopher Richter, Let's create our own music

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25 Videos (33m)
    • Introduction

      0:51
    • Chromatic Scale

      0:45
    • Sharps (#) and Flats (b)

      0:40
    • Semitones

      0:29
    • Tones

      0:35
    • Scales

      0:57
    • D Major Scale

      2:01
    • Chords

      1:32
    • Minor Chords

      1:02
    • More Minor Chords

      1:39
    • Other Chords

      1:38
    • Other Chords - Your Turn

      0:28
    • Chord Groups

      2:18
    • Example Chord Groups

      1:35
    • Chord demonstration using C Major Chords

      2:51
    • Chord Groups Summary

      0:19
    • Chord demonstration using D Major Chords

      3:39
    • Chord Groups So Far

      0:32
    • Bonus: chord examples

      4:57
    • Form Principles

      0:42
    • Form Principles - Example

      0:39
    • Hook

      0:49
    • Instrumentation

      0:49
    • Demo Recording

      0:20
    • What Next?

      0:27

About This Class

The Songwriting Series ‘Understanding Chords’ will give you an understanding of how music is structured. It is a guide to how contemporary music is formed in a way that makes songwriting easier, faster and more intuitive.

Understanding Chords will help you discover, in a straight forward and concise manner, how you can create your own music to support your lyrics.

Developed by Chris Richter, with over 7 years of one on one music teaching experience and over 20 years of performance experience, you will discover how easy it is to create your own music.

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Christopher Richter

Let's create our own music

Joeys Oz Music Tour, Germany, 2017

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