Tony Elenburg

Chord Progression – (Part 4/5: The 5 Elements of a Song)


Through 30+ years of instruction and collaboration, Tony has condensed the art of songwriting into 5 elements that every great song requires: Idea, Melody, Lyrics, Chord Progression, & Continuity. Tony is now teaching aspiring songwriters & musicians how to advance their craft with a lesson plan series dedicated to exploring the individual elements.

In this lesson plan, Tony discusses learning to navigate Chord Progression, regardless of musical proficiency; understanding chord progression basics.

Topics the Chord Progression Lesson Plan Covers:

  • Learn the Circle of Fifths and Circle of Fourths
  • How to read basic key and time signatures
  • Mnemonic Devices
  • Intro to the Number System
  • Harmonics and Inversions
  • Practical application into songwriting 

Downloads the Chord Progression Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Chord Progression Lesson One – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
  • Chord Progression Lesson Two – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)

These videos are Part 4 in Tony Elenburg’s The 5 Elements of a Song lesson series.