Quick Win #40

Building Blocks for Composition 3

Here's a quick summary of the main takeaways from this Quick Win!

  • you can also use all the other RCs to start a building block
  • combining a chord resolution (full or partial) with an ascending PC is great
  • dominant scales are less stable and can help keep the energy flowing


Write out your chords first and decide where to insert resolutions later. Combine that with PC, wherever it's practical, and adjust the following chord positions accordingly.