Putting Chords to Melody

When writing a song you need to be able to find chords that fit the melody in a complementary way.  Here is a simple way to figure out what chords to use.


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11 Comments on “Putting Chords to Melody”

  1. much blessings going forward Wade! This is for sure a question and a challenge that has been much on my songwriter mind lately. Love to see more content in this direction!

    ~cheers from boston

  2. This is an excellent way of explaining how to find the correct melodies that match a chord. There is a more difficult way that I have been exposed to but this is the simplest and easiest to learn. I love the way you break things down.

  3. Your teachings are always so easy to follow for beginners like me. Very understandable. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks so much. God bless.

  4. Hey Fifi,
    Volume seemed fine on my computer. Make sure that the volume is all the way up on the video as well as the computer. You might try plugging in headphones if you need to.


  5. Wade, thanks for the easy to follow instructions. Since I am a senior citizen who has had
    the desire to learn to play chord music this is easy for me. I learned the old way of playing
    by book many years ago, but granny’s eyes are not good as they use to be.

  6. Hi Wade,

    Hope all is well with you and your family. I Len reverse to your lesson, I have a simple and short song that I have been playing for a while in church and I would love to enrich my playing. It’s called, “The More I Seek You, By Kari Jobe.” I sing and play it in the key of C Major. I want to learn how to play the transition melodies that fall between every two chords. Are there any rules or tricks to learning how to do the transition melodies?

    Blessings, Miriam Tierno

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