Understanding chords to improve songwriting | Christopher Richter | Skillshare

Understanding chords to improve songwriting

Christopher Richter, Let's create our own music

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25 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:51
    • 2. Chromatic Scale

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

      0:40
    • 4. Semitones

      0:29
    • 5. Tones

      0:35
    • 6. Scales

      0:57
    • 7. D Major Scale

      2:01
    • 8. Chords

      1:32
    • 9. Minor Chords

      1:02
    • 10. More Minor Chords

      1:39
    • 11. Other Chords

      1:38
    • 12. Other Chords - Your Turn

      0:28
    • 13. Chord Groups

      2:18
    • 14. Example Chord Groups

      1:35
    • 15. Chord demonstration using C Major Chords

      2:51
    • 16. Chord Groups Summary

      0:19
    • 17. Chord demonstration using D Major Chords

      3:39
    • 18. Chord Groups So Far

      0:32
    • 19. Bonus: chord examples

      4:57
    • 20. Form Principles

      0:42
    • 21. Form Principles - Example

      0:39
    • 22. Hook

      0:49
    • 23. Instrumentation

      0:49
    • 24. Demo Recording

      0:20
    • 25. What Next?

      0:27
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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.