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Blackened Atmospheres – Colourful & Depressing Chord Progression

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Chordal Alchemy | Comments Off on Blackened Atmospheres – Colourful & Depressing Chord Progression

The Atmospheric Black Metal genre is at once diverse and a little mysterious. This lesson is great for those wanting to start out in the style and give their progressions some melancholy colour.

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Using 7th Voicings to Enhance the Progression

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Chordal Alchemy | Comments Off on Using 7th Voicings to Enhance the Progression

This lesson takes a nice melancholy progression and adds some flavour using 7th voicings.

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Chordal Alchemy – Melancholy Minimalism

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Chordal Alchemy | Comments Off on Chordal Alchemy – Melancholy Minimalism

‘Tis the season to be melancholy, at least here in Australia, anyway. This lesson takes a look at a very simple, yet evocative idea based around a IV-VI progression derived from the key of G Major.

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Chordal Alchemy – Pure Suspended Progression

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Chordal Alchemy | Comments Off on Chordal Alchemy – Pure Suspended Progression

When playing with a clean sound and using effects such as chorus, delay and reverb, suspended voicings take on a lushness rarely matched in music. In this lesson, we transform a standard progression by replacing all the chords with sus2 voicings. The result is an atmospheric sound that works really well with arpeggiation sequences.

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Chordal Alchemy – Classic Descending Progression

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Chordal Alchemy | Comments Off on Chordal Alchemy – Classic Descending Progression

This lesson explores a favourite progression of mine from way back to my early days of learning about chords and how they work together. It’s for this reason, I think, that it evokes a deep well of emotion in me every time I hear myself or another musician use it.

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Inverted Major Shapes With Open String Infusions

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Chordal Alchemy | 0 comments

These voicings are heavily reminiscent of Robin Guthrie and create an airy foundation, allowing for more colourful layers to be sprinkled on top.

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