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How to Use Chords Like a Pro, Part 3: Prolongation

music theory Nov 19, 2020

Whooo! Alright. Here we are in part three of How to Use Chords Like A Pro. We're talking about prolongation, an invaluable songwriting technique that buys you SO MUCH TIME.

This is a fantastic way to get a lot out of a little material and is often the meat of the chord progression between structurally significant parts. Whoops. There I go again. I got excited. I'll let you check out the video so you can see for yourself.

Bonus: It also allows us to avoid cadences, so we can save them for when we want them to hit.

(couldn't help myself)

Let me know what you think of Part 3 and prolongation down in the comments!

Have an amazing week.

-Avi

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