5 Hacks for Better Chord Progressions: Melodic Motifs, Pedal Root, etc. | MILE ZERO 3/4

Watch this Hack Music Theory video to learn how to write better chord progressions, by using melodic motifs, a pedal root, anticipations, sus chords, inversions, and more. These music theory hacks will take your songwriting and music production to the next level. But first... tea!


2:03 Hack 1: Pedal Root
2:43 Hack 2: Triads & Inversions
5:36 Hack 3: Sus Chords & Anticipations
7:09 Hack 4: Melodic Motifs
9:10 Hack 5: Join Notes
10:27 Playthrough of Final Chord Progression

Hello, we are Revolution Harmony. I’m Kate Harmony, this is Ray Harmony, and welcome to the Hack Music Theory show, where you are empowered with notation-free theory for making great music in DAWs.

Most months, we’ll be writing a song from start to finish, but this month is very special, so we’ll be doing things slightly different. Yeah, you’ll be learning our top secret music theory hacks that we used to write the bridge section in our upcoming single, Mile Zero, which is actually the song we made and taught in our new pioneering online apprenticeship program.

Yep, over the last four months on Patreon, which is a monthly subscription website, we’ve been filming our debut apprenticeship series, which literally captures every second of the songwriting process, from blank screen to finished song, while also teaching every single step and theory hack along the way.

Due to tons people asking us to please make this apprenticeship available as a course on our website, which is a great idea by the way, so thanks to everyone who requested that, we’re over the moon happy to announce that it will finally be available to you at the end of this month.

And the cherry on top, if you pre-order before 31 January 2018, you get a 50% discount! So, if you wanna learn how to write great songs from start to finish, then do our one-of-a-kind cutting-edge online apprenticeship at: RevolutionHarmony.com/Apprenticeship

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

Kate & Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony)
Music Producers in Vancouver BC, Canada

Learn how to use Hack Music Theory in 3 steps:
#1: Read our free book (below), and watch our YouTube videos
#2: Read our "Part 1" book, and our "Songwriting & Producing" PDF
#3: Do our cutting-edge online apprenticeship to learn how to write great songs from start to finish!