The Backbeat

Songwriting technique: The backbeat

January 15, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Songwriting and guitar tutor Jack Jennings takes us through the definition, application and effect of Western music’s widely used ‘backbeat’…

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Chord construction: What is a triad?

May 18, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Almost all chords in popular songwriting are constructed using triads. Jack Jennings explains what they are and how they work…