Matt Holsen will kick off our new Woodbridge Songwriters’ Toolbox series with a 20 minute version of his popular Chord Grammar class.
Chords have grammar. The chords in a progression relate to each other like words in a sentence. Each chord changes the meaning of the others, and the whole progression is a single idea. You don't need to think about it. Like regular grammar, you just hear it. And chords add meaning to lyrics and point to melody. The chord progression can signal "new idea here" or "this is a comment on that" or "I'm not done yet" or any number of things harder to describe. In the Chord Grammar workshop, Matt will give you a taste of some of the ways chords add an entire new dimension to a lyric, and a few some techniques for building rich progressions.
For more information about this location, contact Brent Ruggles at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Songwriters' Toolbox sessions are organized by Jay Keating, Jay@know1else.com.
Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016