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Grade 4-12

How to Write a Song: LIT! Chord Progressions

by Kim Jinhyoung | Arts FREE

5 Lessons 51:42
  1. 1. Intro 5:35
  2. 2. Happy Optimistic Chord Progressions 15:56
  3. 3. Sad Chord Progressions 13:33
  4. 4. Looking Forward Chord Progressions 9:58
  5. 5. Jazzy! Chord Progressions 6:40

Grade 4-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

What do you think makes a good song? Yeah, you're right. It could be the melody, lyrics, and the singer. But did you know that a lot of the songs that you hear on the radio or that are famous share some similar chord progressions? How to write a song? In this course, I will be sharing 12 LIT chord progressions!


  • Art
  • Chord Progressions
  • Music
  • Pop
  • Songs
  • Songwriting


MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program

As a Music Director, I've been teaching kids musical theatre in both private and public schools in New York.

What's up? My name is Kim and a storyteller, composer, and graphic designer! I am from Korea and I graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. I have co-written book, music, and lyrics for TWO NIGHTS AND THREE DAYS (2020 Eugene O’Neill winner).

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