Which comes first? Chords or Tune?

The melody or the harmony…
The chicken or the egg…
Guy’s Ukulele or his 700 instrument template…

Okay, maybe that last one isn’t quite as famous or contentious as the rest.

In this weeks video tutorial Guy explores how to write a chord progression to a tune, and how the two develop each other.

Where do you usually start? Do you look for the melody first, or is the chord structure your priority? Let us know in the comments!

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Matt Lightbound

Matt is at the helm of all the things video game related. He's worked in the industry as a sound designer, composer, audio editor and voice casting/directing.

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