Writing Advanced Chord Progressions
Writing advanced chord progressions is not something every songwriter will want to attempt but if you do want to spice up your chord progressions this guide will show you how.
So maybe you are looking to take your music in a different direction, or perhaps you just want to avoid the cliché progressions more commonly used.
Whatever the case may be, there are alternative chord progressions that you can use to differentiate your compositions from the pack.
The thing to do is to try and just find what sounds right to you. Start off with a chord and then go off in to uncharted territory.
Sure, you will probably get some horrible results along the way, but trial and error is the oldest method of composition when looking for a composition on the rod less traveled.
I am not telling you to just throw musical theory out the window, simply that you don't have to feel constricted by it. You probably want to try moving up the chromatic scale as you go in order to find what works best for you.
It isn't all about working your way through different chords in order to get something different.
How you bring it home matters too. Avoiding the cliché V7 ending can make all of the difference between a standard chord progression and an advanced chord progression.
Now, sometimes you will find that a progression only works with a V7 turn around, but a lot of times you can find a solid harmonic resolution with an alternative chord.
Regardless of whether you are going with changing up the start of the progression, the turn around, or a combination of the two, you are just going to have to see what sounds and feels right to you.