Current song for songwriting study
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My seventh grade guitar class would like to write a class song. To start, I’d like them to have a look at a typical pop song, and I’m admittedly a bit out of the pop loop. If we could handle the chords on it, that would be great, but it’s not a requirement. They know most of the open position chords. What ‘sort of recent’ song would you recommend?
Watch this video: You may have to edit it for your class.
4 chord link:
Don’t Stop Believing Journey
Your Beautiful James Blunt
Forever Young Alphaville
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Happy Ending Mika
Amazing Alex Lloyd
Wherever You Will Go The Calling
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John
She Will Be Loved Maroon 5
Pictures of You The Last Goodnight
With or Without You U2
Fall At Your Feet Crowded House
Not Pretty Enough Kasey Chambers
Let It Be Beatles
Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Horses Daryl Braithwaite
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
Sex And Candy Marcy Playground
Land Down Under Men At Work
Waltzing Matilda Banjo Patterson
Take on Me A Ha
When I Come Around Green Day
Save Tonight Eagle Eye Cherry
If I Were A Boy Beyonce
Self Esteem The Offspring
You’re Gonna Go Far Kid The Offspring
U & Ur Hand Pink
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Barbie Girl Aqua
You Found Me The Fray
Canvas Bags Tim Minchin
Torn Natalie Imbruglia
Birdplane Axis Of Awesome
here’s an app: http://www.fourchords.com/
this is a great resource for your guitar class.
Glenn, you never fail us here on the Forum. Thank you. This will certainly help. I ended up choosing ‘Yesterday,’ as our song to study because a) I’d already done some lesson planning work on it and I’m lazy by nature and b) A good song is a good song. I will check out the four chord site as well. I’m very glad that Guitar is a strand that the Forum supports.
@ Song writing. Have your kids listen to “All About That Bass”. I ii V. Chord Progressions are a good way to start. Think I vi ii V or I vi IV V. !2 bar blues is another example.
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