Song Secrets by Steve StineCategory: Soloing
6 monthly payments of
- Visualize - You’ll “see” how common chord progressions are used in all styles of music
- Connect - You’ll discover what different styles of music have in common.
- Play - You’ll recognize chord progressions with ease, and you’ll play your favorite songs by ear
Here is what you get:
- 5.5h of Online Video Lessons
Downloadable Tab Book
Here’s What You’ll Discover In Song Secrets
Fundamental Chord Theory
- 2 questions to ask about any chord progression: “What are the chords?” and “How do they fit together?”
- Discover how chords are created from the major scale. So you can find out which chords are major, minor or diminished in any major key.
- The concept of “emphasis,” and how it can help you find the key of any song. So you can start learning new songs faster.
One Chord Songs
- 2 popular songs that only use one chord. (“Coconut” by Harry Nilsson and “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin.) So you can see how to create a groove with a really simple arrangement.
- A discussion on one-chord songs, and how to make them interesting. So you can sound great even when you’re just playing the same chord over and over.
Two Chord Songs
- Songs you’ll learn include “Tulsa Time” by Don Williams, “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen, and “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. Plus 8 more iconic tunes.
- 11 popular songs that only use two chords. You’ll get the chords they use, and tips on how to make these songs your own when you play them.
- Discover different types of 2-chord songs, and why each type has a certain feel. So you can create interesting songs with only 2 chords.
Three Chord Songs
- An in-depth look at the “I-IV-V” chord progression, and why it’s one of the most common (and effective) chord progressions. (Examples: “Louie Louie” by the Kingsmen and “Old Time Rock And Roll” by Bob Seger)
- Tips on transposing songs into different keys. So you can play songs in a key that fits your voice. (HINT: A capo makes transposition EASY)
- Discover why V-IV-I-V “mode” songs like “Can’t You See” by the Marshall Tucker Band sound so cool.
Four Chord Songs
- Find out how adding a minor chord to a I-IV-V progression makes a HUGE difference in sound. So you can write songs that express real emotion.
- How changing the order of the chords changes the sound of the song. So you can add variety to the songs you write.
- Tons of examples of classic four-chord songs. So you can learn these songs easily.
- Examples of songs that don’t “fit” into a key. (“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty, “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix, and “Hotel California” by The Eagles)
- The “Theory Of Rock And Roll”: “If it sounds good, play it.” Which means, every song doesn’t have to “fit” into a key… many awesome songs don’t.
- Test your knowledge of chord progressions with 4 classic rock songs. Steve will play part of a song, and you’ll figure out the key.
- While you’re figuring the keys out, you’ll learn 4 songs. Which means, you’ll test your knowledge AND learn songs at the same time.
- The 4 songs you’ll study in this section: “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams, “Baby I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton, and “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan
Other Types Of Songs
- A discussion of “shape style” songs. And how to create awesome riffs by moving chord shapes around on the fretboard.
- The “classic metal” whole step progression. How it’s used by metal bands like Dio, and even by punk bands like The Ramones. And why it sounds so awesome.
- The “square shape” progression, the 2 5 7 progression, the “Nirvana” progression… and much more.
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