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How to Write a Hook – Chord Progression Theory for a Catchy Pop Song Chorus

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Learn how to write a chord progression for a catchy chorus, using these 5 game-changing music theory hacks!
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Using modes and catchy chords you can write a hook which results in a mega memorable chorus chord progression for your song. This example is in the Dorian mode, but these chord progression hacks can be used in any mode, for any pop song (yes, including hip-hop, rock, R&B, EDM, etc.). So, if you want to learn how to write a hook, then use these 5 songwriting hacks and music hacks to produce and write a hit song that’s contagiously catchy. But first (before you write a hook)… tea!

0:00 Intro
2:26 Hack 1 – Modes
4:19 Hack 2 – Uplifting Major Chords
6:39 Hack 3 – Smooth Chord Changes
9:50 Hack 4 – Chord Characteristics
13:18 Hack 5 – Syncopated Symmetry
16:14 Final Example (Music)

♫ Watch this Hack Music Theory playlist to see how we wrote “I is Love for You”: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgYcaQlDpHN6ZQMsDvWjlVmHbAxznxpeR

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Hack Music Theory is the pioneering notation-free method for making great music. Taught by award-winning music lecturer Ray Harmony, and his protégé (and wife) Kate Harmony, from their studio in Vancouver BC, Canada. Ray is the author of critically-acclaimed book series “Hack Music Theory”, and has made music with Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Ihsahn (Emperor), Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MCs), Madchild (Swollen Members), and many more. Kate has the highest grade distinction in Popular Music Theory from the London College of Music, and is the only person on the planet who’s been trained by Ray to teach his Hack Music Theory method!

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►Kate Harmony’s music: https://RevolutionHarmony.com/Kate

Music by Revolution Harmony
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