That there is the one small line of writing that will help you forever when writing your own music. What you will need to know are the scales. To start, you first of all have to establish what key you would like the song in. Let's say 'A major' for example. There are seven words in the method above; this is because there are seven notes in any major or minor scale. Make sense? Good.
Major, Minor, Minor, Major, Major, Minor, Diminished.
Now its time to put it all together! Just match up the seven method words and the notes of the scale!
The seven notes in the A major scales are: A, B, C#, D, E, F# and G#
So this means that when writing a song in the A major key, the chords that can be used are: A Major, B Minor, C# Minor, D Major, E Major, F# Minor and G# Diminished! Well done! Now you can have endless hours of song writing at your fingertips, well... for the rhythm sides of things anyway! Cheers! You're on the path to success! I'll be posting lesson seven as soon as possible!
Maj, min, min, Maj, Maj, min, Dim. A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#.