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  1. u deserve more views hun 🙂 I am preparing my self to study in Stuttgart. I
    am so bad in Harmony in general that I am scared that In german everything
    will be even more difficult.It’s enough that I had to learn the complicated
    language ;p….Deutsch ist so schwer zu lernen

  2. Hi Jonny,

    I found your videos really helpful 🙂 Thanks a lot.
    Just one suggestion however. Theres a ringing sound on your videos that
    makes it a bit of pain in the ears to listen to. Would be such a pleasure
    to view if you could get rid of that.

  3. Johnny I tried you’re impact writing technique and I have to say I think
    the song I wrote is pretty catchy. I haven’t stepped out of the key of C
    yet and the top line melody were notes I used within the chords but still
    it’s a good song. I’m just hoping some other asshole out there hasn’t
    written the same melody. Anyway johnny thanks allot for the advice because
    until I got it I had no idea how to write a song. So cheers again and all
    the best in the future.. 

  4. That was really cool…I’m a music theory student, I write songs, and I
    love these kind of tutorials…thanks you so much for sharing your gift of
    music and teaching it! Your a gem! Good things happen to you….!
    Obviously….thanks again.

  5. Great video, Jonny! I took some notes in relation to the nashville number
    system. Not sure if my notation is correct for the drama chord though. Cool
    technique!!

    Example in C Major

    Lead Chord – I
    Hanging Chord – V
    Lift Chord – IV
    Relative Minor – vi
    Optional Minor – iii
    Drama Chord – iv# <--- F# Minor in CMajor Where to use these chords Verse Rules: Start with Lead Chord ( I ) or Relative Minor ( vi ) End with hanging chord ( V ) Chorus Rules: Start with Lead Chord ( I ) or Lift Chord ( IV ) End with either Lead Chord ( I ) or Hanging Chord ( V ) Bridge Rules: Start with any minor chord: Relative Minor ( vi ), Optional Minor ( iii ), or Drama Chord ( iv# ) Can end on any chord 

  6. So good man, Thanks! Hey if you wouldn’t mind Im interested in knowing
    where the F# minor fits diatonically (does it fit)? or is it just a great
    sounding passing chord?

  7. Hey Rick, thanks so much for your positive comments:) I’m glad you’ve found
    the tutorials useful. I will upload more when I get the chance. I’m busy
    doing the actual writing at the moment but as soon as I get the chance I’ll
    get more vids up! Jonny

  8. Hey Carl, thanks dude:) Minor key impact writing is actually much easier to
    explain to be honest…its all either played in 2/4 or 4/4 with the
    relative minor / lift / lead / hanging…so in the key of Am it would go
    Am/F/C/G or in the key of Em for example it would go Em/C/G/D,etc. The
    “beat making” video touches on it. Hope this helps. Is there anything you’d
    particularly like to see in a future video? Jonny

  9. Hey:) Checkout Part 4 – “Beat Making”. Hope it helps! Let me know if I can
    do more to help you if you want to know anything specific. Jonny

  10. Hey Carl, no its fine dude don’t worry:) I think I’ll put one out on this
    subject in due course. For the meantime check out part 4 “beat making” this
    might help you understand how minor key impact writing works in both 2/4
    and 4/4. Have a great weekend! Jonny

  11. Hey Jimmy, thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found it useful:) Minor
    key impact works like this:- Relative minor – lift chord, lead, hanging
    chord. e.g./ am/f/c/g in key of c major. You can play those chords either
    in 4/4 or 2/4 to creative different formulas. Its a winner:-) My “beat
    making” video on this channel touches on it. Enjoy and thanks again Jimmy!
    Jonny

  12. yeah it bothered me a lot that the drama chord is Fm not F#m. Everything
    else tho sounds good, use the I, IV, vi, using the perfect or imperfect
    cadence, or if in minor, it would be i, iv, V, dropping in a iii, but you
    could use the ordinary nomenclature of dominants dominants etc. I’m
    clueless where the “Dramatic chord” fits because I can’t tell if it’s iv#
    or what.

  13. Hey thebeatschool, Sorry to hear that. This is usually a 3 hour lecture so
    fitting into 10 minutes is quite a chore as I’m sure you’ll agree lol! But
    nevertheless sorry this one wasn’t much help to you but maybe the next one
    will be. take it easy, Jonny

  14. Hi Carl, thanks for your kind words! I’m working on all sorts of
    songwriting and production projects which vary from teen pop/tv
    songwriting, Jpop, Urban music, singer-songwriter. I’m very keen to share
    some more findings so I’ll do another video as soon as I can:) Thanks again
    dude:) Jonny

  15. Hey all, Thanks for your comments. Dion – I’m no so sure I agree but thanks
    lol! Generatemusic – you’re right, its an Fmin!! What an idiot I am – so
    sorry man! I get too excited and carried away sometimes! Yeah and sorry
    about the level on this. I’ll try and get this improved on the next video.
    Thanks for your support:-) Jonny

  16. generatemusic

    Hey Jonny, I think your “drama” chord is an F minor. Not F#. You had me
    thinking a b5 minor chord. Also, your level is a little low.

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