IV VI IV – 4 Chord Song Harmony/Songwriting Tutorial

A Tutorial on the harmonic workings of the IV vi IV chord progression. This major key chord progression is abundant in 20th and 21st centuries pop and rock music. It really is a generic pop hit formula, which you can see by the success of songs that have been composed with this progression over the last couple of decades. The Australian band “The Axis of Awesome” compiled a great collection of pop hits in their “4 Chords” song (www.youtube.com Although it’s been around for a while, it obviously is still possible today to come up with great music using IV vi IV as eg. Adele managed to to with “Someone Like You”. You can achieve this by writing a good melody, using interesting rhythms and not to forget, fresh sounds and modern instumentation. This tutorial by Oliver will help you to understand the theoretical background and enable you to generate this progression in any major key. This film is part of the Music Tutorial series by TonarbeitenMEDIA. We offer music and video services (on location & online – based in Cologne, Germany) Please check out: www.youtube.com Oliver Wojteczek www.ow-music.de http Moritz Weissinger www.moritzweissinger.de www.soundcloud.com www.reverbnation.com/tonarbeiten www.myspace.com/tonarbeiten

Author: TonarbeitenMEDIA
Duration: 221
Published: 2012-03-08 15:51:03
IV VI IV – 4 Chord Song Harmony/Songwriting Tutorial

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please Read Comment Policy

  • Free Special Report

    Inspire Your Songwriting Fun and Practical Tips
    Inspire Your Songwriting Book Cover
    Get this free special report with information that will help inspire your songwriting.

    arrow arrow arrow

    By submitting this form, you are granting: Mediatunes, 445 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon, CA, 92020, permission to email you. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. (See our Email Privacy Policy (http://constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement) for details.) Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
  • Social Media



    Subscribe in a reader RSS 


    Songwriter Survey

    What Do Want To Learn Most About Songwriting?

  • Songwriter Tip:

    Here’s a tip on the final stage of the songwriting process, the demo. Finding good musicians is not as hard as it sounds. Short of running an ad in the paper, many times all it takes is a trip to a local nightclub that features live entertainment. During a break, introduce yourself to the musicians and explain why you are there. Many musicians will jump at the chance to do some studio work, especially if there’s some money involved.

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark.