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The Futile Search For The Killer Chord Progression (via The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog)

Utterly brilliant post about the role that chord progressions play in songwriting. Pay attention!

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The Futile Search For The Killer Chord Progression Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! ____________ It may surprise some to know that no one goes around singing chord progressions to themselves. In the list of things that go together to make a song, a chord progression is one aspect that simply needs to work. It doesn't need to move the earth, heal diseases or make flowers grow. It simply needs to work. In the songwriting world … Read More

via The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog


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A Bit Of Self-Indulgence: Black Coffee at the RDC

Hey all,

This is my little folly: Black Coffee. I’m the sweaty pillock at the piano. This cover was entirely improvised, as you can probably tell. Hope you enjoy it, and please share it with all your friends.

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The Times They Are A-Altering

Hello first time viewers! Thanks for dropping by. Lovely to have you. Some coffee? Tea? Biscuits? No? Well, don’t say I didn’t ask.

You are here at a rather non-momentous occasion: An atom-wide wibble on the seismograph of history. The opening, not of a brand new theme park, not of a new chip shop, not of a new missile silo, but another blimmin blog to add to the blizzard of guff already backlogging the M5 corridors of our collective consciousness.

I suppose you must be wondering what I’ll be talking about. Well, I’ll tell you. But only after a couple of unnecessary rhetorical questions.

Will I be trawling through the backwaters of the Amazon posting pictures of rare, endangered species? No.

Will I be braving gunfire and IED’s in the Gaza Strait, tracking down stormy-eyed terrorists and posting their interviews? No.

Will I be sitting at home spouting useless adoration about utterly awesome examples of songwriting in modern culture? Probably.

So let no bejewelled baby-boomer break a bottle on my bow, just let me sail off into the Solent and hope like mad I don’t get beached on my own self-importance.

Have a good one!

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