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Constant Structure: Advanced SongWriting Technique

What is Constant Structure? Constant structure is a harmonization (and performance) concept in which you harmonize each individual note in a melody with exactly the same chord structure underneath each note in that melody. In other words: You harmonize a melody (meaning: the focus is on the melody, NOT on the chord progression), with EXACTLY
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Bob Ezrin: Producer Profile

There is a lot you can learn about music production from reading producer bios or interviews. In following article, Bob Ezrin talks about 11 career defining albums he produced. I wanted to repost it here on zotzinguitarlessons because the interview is very high quality and rich in information. Click here to read Bob Ezrin’s Interview
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Things Every Songwriter Should Know

The process of writing songs gets more fun the better you get at it. The more you know about harmony, melody and song form, the better your songs will get. That knowledge also makes the song writing process much more effective, and hence less tedious. The feeling you get after you wrote a new song
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Songwriting (Part 4): Understanding How Chord Progressions Work.

This is a continuation from songwriting blogs published in past weeks, which you can check here: How To Write Chords To Your Melody Lines Fretboard Mastery for Better Songwriting Some Scale And Chord Theory The Importance of I IV V I, IV, V: The 1st, 4th and 5th chord in a scale are the main
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Songwriting Part 3: Some Scale And Chord Theory.

The Major Scale If you want to read the preceding 2 songwriting lessons, you can do so here when you click on following titles: How To Write Chords To Your Melodies and Fretboard Mastery for Better Songwriting. Some important theory to memorize. The most commonly used scale in our music is called the major scale.
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