February 26, 2011 in Music (F)
[prMac.com] Cologne, Germany - Walking Library has announced the release of Advanced Chord Progressions 1.0. The app combines the essential chord progressions from two of Walking Library's popular apps, Essential Chord Progressions and More Essential Chord Progressions. This app features more than 320 chord progressions and sound samples curated by Gary Ewer of Dalhousie University.
Chord progressions are the part of writing songs that has many composers stumped. For those who find it to be a mystery, their chords sound, at best, like chord successions, and at worst, chord muddle.
You can spend a lot of your precious time learning the theory of how chords progress from one to another (and I believe you should!), but you want to get going with writing songs! In this app, we have included dozens of useful chord progressions. Feel free to use them in any of your songs: as such, chord progressions are not protected by copyright, so you don't need permission to use any of them.
The chords in this app are completely modifiable, and it's certainly not an exhaustive list. But hopefully they'll be enough to inspire you to get writing, and keep writing. You can take these progressions and modify them any way you like. Don't be afraid to let your ears have the final say. If you like something you see, use it. If you like a progression, but feel you'd like to change it - that's what you're supposed to do!
Walking Library has written the chords using guitar fret board notation, but the suggested voicing is exactly that, a suggestion. It's assumed that you will voice these chords on your guitar or piano or organ in whatever way suits your song. The same directive applies to the musical notation. The notes are meant to only indicate to you the notes found in each chord. Always use your imagination to decide how to ultimately voice these chords.
More than anything, these pages give you lists of chord progressions that work. It's up to you to decide how and when to use them. Remember, simplicity is more important than complexity. Just because this app contains dozens of progressions doesn't mean that you are supposed to try to use as many as possible in one song. An important goal of songwriting is to create something that listeners will remember, and they won't remember songs that use too many chords, melodies or words.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 78.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Advanced Chord Progressions 1.0 is $16.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
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