Note: this content was originally featured in the 7 Day Songwriting Challenge – a course created by Jamey Cummins and Alex Ballentine at Eastside Music School. We’ve made it free with the hopes that curious songwriters might learn something new. If you find this post useful and would like to learn more, please consider enrolling in lessons at Eastside Music School. we offer in person lessons in Austin, TX and virtual lessons worldwide.
Chord Progressions don’t have to be overly complex. In fact, most of what you hear in Pop music consists of 4 chords or less. In this video, Eastside Music teacher Jamey Cummins teaches a crash course in writing chord progressions. You’ll learn: How chords are built, how to write chord progressions, and he’ll take a look at common chord progressions found in popular music. There’s even a challenge at the end of the video to write your own chord progression.