In this quick tutorial, I’m gonna show you how to turn your run-of-the-mill chord voicings into lush, big open chords that will leave room for the most important element of the song – the melody.


Whether you’re playing in the chords on a MIDI controller, clicked them in with a mouse, or bought a MIDI chord pack because you have no idea what you’re doing, you can improve your MIDI chords and your entire arrangement in less than a minute.

Chord inversions might seem like a mystery if you’ve never learned music theory, but using this ultra simple method, not only will they make more sense, you’ll learn very quickly WHY you need to use not only different inversions, but also open position voicings with more room and space.

I cover all this and more in my course Complete Rock and Metal Songwriting, check it out if you’re interested in learning how to take your song from a single idea to a finished track.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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