This site shows common chords that are used in most pop songs, if I’m going to compose a more contemporary/pop song sorta thing I should compose using a I-V-IV-vi progression. The fact that 4 chords are used often in pop songs shows me that if I’m going to compose something pop songy I should probably use this sort of chord structure.
This website shows actual chord progressions used in pop songs which I can use in order to compose a “masterwork” of the pop song variety.
Ways to create
- Listen to pop songs
- Acquire a list of common chord progressions
- Listen to parodies of pop songs and figure out how different the lyrics are.
- Find a song that I want to parody and set new lyrics to said song.
- First I will have to determine how many verses/choruses I will be doing in this parody
- I will also have to practice singing while playing the piano, a skill I have not yet developed
- I could in theory use bandhub for this and add more instrumentation and make my parody more of a 80s style horn band arrangement
- I should figure out if I’ll keep the chorus the same as the original song and if not should I keep every chorus I parody the same
- What should the parody be about?
- Do I want the parody to be the exact same length as the original song? Longer or shorter?
- What sort of instrumentation should I use?
- Should I find a karaoke track on youtube and just create the parody over that instead?
I plan on showing a rough draft of the parody to people before turning in the project, this way I can get feedback from others and see what they’d recommend that I keep or change. I will know this work is ready to share if I can perform it without making mistakes and also if I can perform it without laughing at myself so that I can make my performance entertain able for others.