writing popular songs

Here is the exact method to write a popular song every time

Every popular music act – from The Beatles, Elton John – even U2 knows the secret.

Play these same 4 chords, and you are bound to be the next rock star:



 

Here is how this musical magic was explained to me:

The songs played in the video are:

E major (also known as the “1 chord”).

B major (is the “5 chord”).

C# minor (the 6th chord).

A major (known as the forth chord).

All these chords are in the key of E major.

But we can change the key and still use the 1, 4, 5, 6 chords in music in different keys.

There are 7 notes in any key – the 8th being an octave of the first.

But in actuality there are only 12 notes (keys) in western music theory.

There are notes in between known as “half steps” which are referred to as Cents.

There are 100 cents in between a half step of music.

But a lot of pop songs just use the 1, 4, 5 chords. These are the major (happy sounding chords)… 2,3,6 and 7 are the minor chords.

E major is just a specific key.

Every major key has a relative minor key.

In the case of E major, C# minor is the relative minor key to it.

So whether your in E major (or in C# minor), they use the same 7 notes in or for that key.

For instance, if i play a tune in the key of C# minor, it is the same seven note as E major. It just gives it a darker sound. Not so happy.

And every key has 7, with the 8th being the same as the first note just an octave higher.

Wow. That is a lot to take in!

Published by

Markus Allen

Family man. Truth seeker. Life hacker... more about me here...

 


Enjoy this post? Spread the word - share it:
share this articletweet this articlegoogle plusemail this to your friend

Feedback | Tell Markus you like this daily blog...

 

Click here to see my entire archive of daily blog posts...