When it comes to writing a good song, there are several different aspects that make up a good song. Often times, a good song has to be worked on and honed until it meets with the satisfaction of either the songwriter or the performers. While there are many different aspects of the song, perhaps no aspect of a good song is more important than having the proper Chord Progressions.
What’s interesting about Chord Progressions is that they can be such a glaring weakness of a song when they’re done poorly; but, when they are arranged properly, they tend to be something that you notice less than other features of song.
In fact, ask any accomplished songwriter or performer and they’ll likely tell you that much of the consternation when it comes to writing a song revolves around chord progressions that don’t work, as opposed to melodic structures or harmonies in a song that don’t work. The reason for this is that melodic structures and harmonies are quite easy to fix. Chord progressions, on the other hand, aren’t always fixed so simply.
If you’re a songwriter, and you’re having problems with your chord progressions just not sounding like you would like them to, one of the best tools to use are books on Chord Progressions. These books will allow you to see what many of the common chord progressions are, and help you to find the right progressions for the song that you are writing. It’s important to note, however, that this is still not going to be an easy fix. Chord progressions can be one of the most difficult and rewarding aspects of a good song, and you’ll have to sometimes work hard to get them right.
It’s fascinating that when it comes to writing music, one of the biggest sticking points in a song could be something that is supposed to be in the background. Chord Progressions, are often a very quiet complement, and the foundation builder to melodies and harmonies.
This would lead people to believe that chord progressions aren’t as important as major points in the song, such as harmonies and melodies. However, listen to a song with the a chord progression that doesn’t work and you’ll find out rather quickly that even though chord progressions find themselves in the background of most musical compositions, if they’re wrong, the song isn’t going to be very good.