Friday, 7 February 2014

Ticket 7: Avoid Using All Three Major Chords Early In The Song

Delaying the introduction one of the 'big three' (I, IV, V) automatically rules out many cliched chord progressions and can create some tonal ambiguity if you're working in a mode.

Ask Me Why, Blackbird, Carry That Weight, Get Back, Honey Pie, It's Only Love, Julia, Piggies, The Long And Winding Road, There’s A Place

Also 505 (Arctic Monkeys), Mad Sounds (Arctic Monkeys), Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)

See also

Ticket 6 - Stay Off The Root Chord
Ticket 28: Use At Least One Out Of Key Chord
Ticket 40: Don't Use All Seven Notes Of The Scale
Ticket 50: Stay Off The Root Note In The Melody

Tickets To Write - Full list

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