The Songwriter’s Chord

I saw a recent SongTown blog post on The Songwriter’s Chord and it was quite interesting and informative, using samples of songs from Paul McCartney and Tracy Chapman, up to Katy Perry. Clay Mills, wearing a pretty cool Italia hat for some reason, goes through the benefits of using these moodier/simpler chords to add dynamics to your songs. I think I intuitively have done this in the past with some variations on chords to have more subdued sounds/tones and this video displays how it just works sometimes.

I can’t embed the video here due to Vimeo privacy settings, so please follow the link to the SongTown post and enjoy the video… and May the Muse be with you and your chords…

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