Christian Songwriting: Writer's Block - New Chords

A lot can be done with the standard major, minor and seventh chords. Millions of songs have been written using these chords only. But if you're suffering from a bout of writer's block, now could be a good time to venture into new frontiers.

Diminished, augmented, suspended 4th, and major seventh chords can all be put to good use, and can give a different feel to your music. But how about some ninths, elevenths or thirteenths? Or even chords with sharpened or flattened fifths, ninths, or elevenths?

Review the chord possibilities listed in chapter six. Using ones with which you are unfamiliar may well lead you in a direction you've never explored before.

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