Music Theory, Songwriting, The Muse, Writing

Saturday Songwriting: It’s Shadow Shall Appear

Today is Halloween. This week, I figured I’d share something scary–or at least potentially spooky–and focus in on chords in a minor scale. Not merely a minor scale, but the A minor scale and how to find the chords in it, and play around with them.  

Minor scales are notoriously unstable, and there are lots of different ways for a scale to be minor, while there is basically only one major scale. The plus side of the variety and instability of minor scales is that tons of different chords and substitutions will sound “good” in minor scales. (The definition of good here is dependent entirely on the amount of dissonance you can bear). 

I’ve included a worksheet below so you can create lots of different progressions and see what they sound like.   

The Prompt:

Here’s a link to Pitch Canker’s Art

The Musical Idea:

Here’s a downloadable pdf of the worksheet above:

Here’s a downloadable pdf of the worksheet above:

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