A New Chord System

I am creating a new never seen before, chord progression building system.

What makes this method useful is how it encourages you the bend the rules a little. Sticking to standard theory will always limit your creations, however trying to experiment with chords from difference scales can be rather difficult.

Do make sure you are familiar with the seven chords in a major scale.




The below chart shows the common 2-5-1 progression, being Minor, Dominant, and Major. In the C Major scale that would be Dmin, G7 and CMaj. The yellow represents standard chords from the scale.




Underneath that you can see the same progression but the “1” chord is green. Why green this time?

The green shows you that same chord note is used however it is a different chord type than from the regular scale. In other words, instead of playing the Major, you simply play a Minor instead. The type of chord is shown below the green.

Just by doing that you will get an interesting sounding chord progression. A little bit more soulful if you play the 7ths or 9ths.





The blue chords are borrowed chords, however what makes them different from the green is that they are not keys in the given scale. You can find the correct chord by counting half steps from root using the number indicated inside the bracket e.g. (-2) means count 2 half steps backwards from the root.

The below chord progression would be Dmin, Cmaj, Bbmaj 

This is applicable in any key





One released, the whole pack will have numerous chord progressions using various colours including bass keys!!

All will come with videos to show how I play the chords, especially with the inversions (very important).

MIDI and WAV files will also be included

These of course can be applied in any key.

UPDATE !! The download link is HERE



15 thoughts on “A New Chord System”

  1. Looks very interesting. I noticed that the green shows some minor chords, but it also shows major in other place.
    Do the the colours not represent a type of chord?

    1. The green actually means a chord “other” than a chord from the standard scale.
      E.g. Chord No. 1 is normally a major. If the major is not used in a progression then it will be shown as green.
      Chord No. 2 is normally a minor, so if a major(or any other chord type) is used instead, then it would be shown as green

      1. Hey buddy this is Derrick finally new chords with Mp4 format my guy ive been waiting on you for this creation when will you the color chord major and minor will be ready so i can order mine chief.

        1. There will be three colour codes. The Green can be minor or major – basically anything “other” than the standard chords.
          The blue is a key outside the scale.
          There will also be red which are bass notes to add even more depth to the chords.

  2. Always really like your products you put out. Like the guy mentioned in the other comment, when do you expect to have this new product released/available? Thanks

    1. These can be applied to any key. However certain keys tend to sound differently so I have play them in recommended keys.
      The 1 – 7 numbering scale applies to any key.

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