With or Without You


So many angst-ridden teenage moments spent having my heart squeezed by this song.  Find out why it gets to us in my analysis of the harmony of this classic song here.


Bittersweet Symphony



Another true anthemic classic.  Is the harmony exotic and inventive or straight down the line?  Find out what I think when I slide this song under the SeeChord microscope in my latest addition to my analysis of the top 20 songs of all time 

ore to say except if you want to write a classic, you dont need to try too hard with your chord progressions.


“One” by U2 – How easy is it to write a hit song?

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Number 8 on my top 20 songs is “One Love, One Life” by U2.  Find out what makes this song tick and why it has gained the status of all time anthem.  All from a music harmony point of view of course.


Smells like Teen Spirit and Live Forever

Two more songs from my top 20 are now up, Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana and, Live Forever  by Oasis.  Let me know what you all think out there!


Number four is Hey Jude

So Mr. McCartney sneaks in at number 4 with his classic song “Hey Jude”.  He is known as a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to song writing so find out what his secrets are by reading my analysis of this song.


Next on the list – Angels by Robbie Williams

This all time classic by Robbie Williams is next under the spotlight.  Will it follow a well worn path through conventional chord progressions or is there some magic twist that makes it stand out?  Find out in my latest analysis here


Number two in the top 20 songs is Imagine

My voyage through the harmonic world of the top 20 songs of all time continues.  Number two on the list is “Imagine by John Lennon“. Find out what secrets lie in store in this wonderfully yet deceptively simple piece of song writing.


Top 20 songs analysed

I must be mad, but I am going to attempt to analyse the top 20 songs of all time (as identified by everyhit.com) using SeeChord.  The madness is made more real by the fact that number one is of course Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.  A song I have analysed before, but not in its entirety.

Anyway, here goes.  Number 1, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen


Book is on the way

I am currently in the process of writing a book that explains all that SeeChord has taught me about harmony over the last 10 years.  It would be very helpful to find out what the most common areas of confusion are for people.  Whether it is changing key, cadences, common chord progressions or whatever it is I would love to know so that I can help to explain it.

Any ideas welcome!



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