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Singing With Chords

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Last week was a big week for taking on singing lesson video requests.

This video has two different chord progressions. Each one cycles through all twelve key signatures from low to high in a fairly easy pace. The patterns that I sing as demonstrations can certainly be used to sing along with the progressions, though the intention behind this video is much more open ended than that.

As singers, we’re often tasked with coming up with our own melodies to songs. We may be working with a musical partner, or perhaps singing along with tracks that have been produced but lack a melody. This video gives one the opportunity to experiment with different melodies in different keys with two very familiar and widely used chord progressions.

I would recommend using the melodies I sing as starting points, and then branching out from there experimenting and having fun with creating your own hooks. You may consider recording yourself while doing so in order to be sure to capture anything that you’re really fond of. If any questions or additional requests come up, feel free to get in touch!

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