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2017-03-10 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - voice leading:

Dear Hank,    Thanks for getting back in touch. I assume you are referring to the chord progression C major, D7, G major. Yes, it is a pleasing sound. As you have discovered, writing this progression in

2017-02-26 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - chord voicings:

Hi Hank and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com    It's not "bad" to use the 5th in the chord. It all depends on the sound you want.     If playing with a bassist, many piano & guitar players

2017-02-24 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - parallel fifths:

But you can't just plonk down chords at random - they've got to be leading somewhere, so although Ib IVb is possible (followed by V or Ic and a cadence), you wouldn't go back to Ib again, would you?  You're

2017-02-19 Country Music - NAME OF A SONG:

I am sorry about the delay, health issues.  I researched both US and Au. trucker CB songs and am absolutely unable to find your song. I hope you can have better fortune in the future.    Warmest Regards

2017-02-18 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - parallel fifths:

Hello Hank, and thanks for being patient.    Why on earth would a series of consecutive first inversions be forbidden?  Of course they aren't.    Are we talking about SATB harmony?  Because that's the

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