How to Write a Hook - Chord Progression Theory for a Catchy Pop Song Chorus

So you wanna write a smash hit? Well, you're gonna need a mega memorable chorus then, starting with your chords.

Watch this Hack Music Theory lesson to learn how to use modes and chords to write a mega memorable harmonic progression for your songs' choruses. This example is in the Dorian mode, but the theory can be used in any mode, for any pop song (yes, including hip-hop, rock, R&B, EDM, etc.).

Use these 5 hacks to write and produce a hook that's contagiously catchy, and you might just find your song in the charts. But first (before you compose your smash hit)... tea!

Lastly, we'll be doing our first Live Q&A next week on Patreon for our Revolutionary Artists (the peeps who've signed up for our new online apprenticeship program), so if you're interested in joining, please pop on over to:

We really hope you dig our new lesson, and if you wanna get your hands on all the vital theory hacks you need to write great songs, then please download our Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing PDF (click & scroll down).

Thank you for being brave and committing to make the world a better place through better music. Until next week, happy songwriting & producing!

Ray Harmony - Victoria BC, Canada
Songwriter | Producer | Teacher | Author
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