STOP Writing Songs In A Single Key [Here's How]

STOP Writing Songs In A Single Key [Here's How]

Tommaso Zillio

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Professional songwriters - yup, the guys who make money writing songs - have several tricks up their sleeves to make their songs sound better.

And they are going to keep these tricks for themselves, of course. Why would they reveal their competitive advantages?

The thing is, we can learn some of their tricks simply by listening to a lot of songs, and spotting the patterns.

For instance, one of these tricks is to write a song in more than one key.

Or if you prefer, to change key in the song.

Which sounds so obvious at first, right?

… until you think of asking yourself: “but where in the song do they change key? And how do they do it? When it is appropriate to do, and when not?”

See, there is the secret, so … in this video we see where pro songwriters change key in their song, and why.

That said, the most common way songwriters change key is to “bump up” the last chorus.

It’s cliche’, it’s overused, but it works, and you want to know exactly WHY it works so you can break that ‘rule’ in a creative way:

When writing songs - especially if you want to change key in them - it pays to have a working knowledge of harmony at your fingertips. and mind: this is exactly where most wannabe songwriters fall short!

You don’t want to learn ‘academic’ harmony: you want to learn real-life street-fighting harmony directly on the guitar fretboard. And here’s your ticket for that: the Complete Chord Mastery guitar course


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