>> [MUSIC] Now that you know which chords are available to you in the key of C major, we're going to look at using some common chord progressions. It's a really great place for songwriters to begin writing. It takes the pressure off of you trying to figure out, "What chord should I go to next?" The great thing about using a chord progression that you've heard in hundreds of hit songs and great songs is that they're proven. It's a lot like when you meet somebody that reminds you of someone that you used to like a lot and you just instantly like them. It's a lot like that. So when you hear a chord progression that you've loved in another song, you instantly like it. So It's a great benefit to you to just borrow these chord progressions and write your own melody and lyrics on top of it. I've really often used chord progression, the C chord [MUSIC] , to the A minor, to the F, to the G. So that would just be one [MUSIC] , six, four, five and you've heard that a million times. It'll be up to you, maybe you want to put a part with that, you want to create your own way of playing that, but you can use that chord progression. Whether you want it to be a little up-tempo [MUSIC], or you could put an arpeggiated idea on it. It sounds a little Bruno Mars [MUSIC]. However you want to approach that rhythmically or stylistically, you can use that very common chord progression to start writing songs. Another really great common chord progression that you can use as been used in hundreds of pop songs is, one, five, six, four [MUSIC]. You've got Paparazzi, Lady Gaga, Let It Be by The Beatles, and again, you can give this your own take. You can give it a rhythm [MUSIC]. What would cerebral Alice do? What would somebody who is writing a really sentimental ballad do with that chord progression? [MUSIC]. Using your own rhythm and tempo and genre and style, you can use this common chord progression and make them yours. Now, we can start with the four chord and make a new chord progression with these classic chords. Another really common chord progression is F, G, C, A minor. So four, five, one, six [MUSIC]. Again, you can put your own spin on that and maybe you anticipate something [MUSIC] or maybe you get an arpeggiation [MUSIC]. But notice how you like this already because we've heard it so many times. It's just a great blueprint to start writing songs from before you start bringing in new harmonies to experiment with. If you're looking for something a little moodier because most songwriters their souls are crushed at some point and they need to go A minor, you can start on the six minor chord in that progression, and you can go from six minor to four, from one to five. So we turn the lights down and we start with this chord. Six [MUSIC], four[MUSIC], one [MUSIC], five [MUSIC]. Maybe you create a little part for that again, to make it yours. [MUSIC] He didn't call. [LAUGHTER] It's always he didn't call. Or, you could even take that and give it a rhythm [MUSIC]. These are four really common chord progressions and you can make them yours, but it's a great place to start. So have fun with those.