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Old 06-17-2016, 09:18 PM
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Default Figuring out chord progressions from songs

Hi friends,

The short of it: Great free handbook on "Learning Tune Progressions" from Jazz Advice - find it at

We often have folks ask about getting music notation from audio files or recordings. While Notation Software products don't do that (nor does any software that puports to do so do it well at this stage), there are some things you can do yourself to help you get chord progressions and notation for an audio file or recording. You can then use Notation Composer to enter those into a song file that you can print or play along with. Part of this process is developing good ears, along with some other skills that you can work on.

A great resource for learning about this process is from our friends at Jazz Advice. They have a boatload of articles on things musical, and helping you to develop into a top-notch musician. One article of special interest today is "Learning Tune Progressions" which you can find at

Have a look around their website - they have some great free articles, as well as some more advanced ones and some compilations and free e-books (like the one above).

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