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A little chordal structure centered on Barry Mannilow's style is worth a shot to learn advanced chords! So, here we go!

This is in light of the fact that there are a few techniques he utilizes in the majority of his tunes (or at least in the arrangement thereof)

• Very regularly they change key a few times which makes pressure and development that needs to be 'settled'. The keys move aloft which develops the tune towards an emotional vibe .

• He utilizes a ton of slash chords. i.e. C/D which resolves to D. They will by the same token be composed as slash chords OR as 9, 11 or sus4 chords.

• He frequently utilizes a 3-beat slash chord sequence where the vocal draws out and becomes very sensational (Frank Sinatra has done it 1,000,000 times). You will see this utilized at the beginning of melodies and afterward not long before certain stanzas or the chorus.

• Notice additionally the bass runs that lead onto the ensuing chord. next

• He additionally utilizes CLUSTER chords (we'll take a gander at these later) again to make a bit of discord and tension.

Attempt the following tune and check whether you can recognize this load of devices. Then, at that point, take a chance at composing your own Mannilow-style melody.


Diminished chords add a unique sound to any tune. The uplifting news is they aren't actually THAT hard to learn.

One approach, or method, to making a diminished chord is to play a MINOR chord (in ROOT position) and move the fifth (your pinky finger) DOWN one key.

i.e. to make C ̊ (C diminished)

(which could be penned as Cm-5 or Cmb5 or Cdim as well)

Play Cm at first

Then, move the 5th DOWNWARDS by one key to make C ̊

Check whether you can attempt these: Do, Eo, Fo, Ao

Keep in mind:

The minor is created first then, at that point, drop the fifth down a key.

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