Native Construct‘s Myles Yang does a little music theory instruction on the side in a segment conveniently called Music with Myles over on the band’s YouTube channel. In this lesson, he talks about making your chord progressions a little juicer by borrowing chords from parallel modes.
Now, I’m not a big theory guy myself (shame on me), but Myles does a fantastic job of explaining what might first seem like far-out concepts in a readily understandable, and entertaining, way. There’re also some super screenshot-able moments in this lesson, like a chart laying out the chords in all 7 modes of C.
If you’re looking to up your theory game and start writing cooler chord progressions, there’s no better place to start than right here. And if you’re interested in really taking it to the next level, Myles offers Skype lessons. Get in touch with him here.