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Back to School Sale – Get Back in Shape After Your Summer Break

And then all of a sudden, it’s September! In other words: kick off your swimming trunks and grab your guitar. To give you a little nudge in the right direction we’ve set up a Back to School discount, offering you 50% off! So you can ‘get back in shape after your summer break’. Because you know, that guitar in the corner isn’t going to play itself.

That’s why it’s important to slowly, bit-by-bit, get into the routine of practicing every day. What do you say we put on some tea and try out some easy four-chord songs for breakfast? We’ve listed seven tracks that all consist of a maximum of four triads. This way you can practice one song a day for a whole week.

Sublime – What I Got

We promised a maximum of four chords right? Let’s start off the week even easier. The song to lift your moody Monday is Sublime’s “What I Got“. The perfect example to show that a song doesn’t have to be difficult to be good. Two chords are enough.

The Wild Rover – The Dubliners

A classic song from ye ole’ Irish pub on Tuesday. “The Wild Rover” by The Dubliners is the song that fits into any jam. Besides, it’s the perfect way to practice your basic chords: G, C, D, and A.

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash    

The legendary lyrics “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die” come straight from the heart of outlaw singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The song “Folsom Prison” is a classic. Perfect for celebrating that it’s Wednesday and we’re halfway there!

Simple – Florida Georgia Line  

Let’s keep it “Simple” on Thursday. This track by Florida Georgia Line doesn’t seem that simple at first sight. The chords Eb, Ab, and Bb might scare you a bit, but let’s be smart: just slide the capo tool to the first fret and have another look at the chords. Way better right?

Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones

Friday means: almost weekend! Let’s start off this day by rebelling with this punk wonder “Blitzkrieg Bob“. Let this Ramones classic be your theme song of the day. This also gives you a chance to get rid of some of that extra anger by playing loud and hard, and screaming: “Hey, ho! Let’s go!”

Tanist – Conway Savage

Saturday, time to recuperate from that stressful week with a slow and beautiful track by the late Bad Seeds pianist, Conway Savage. You can play “Tanist” on your guitar or piano. For those of you that want to get more advanced, try fingerpicking the chords instead of straight strumming them.   

Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve

Everything must come to an end. Yup, “Bitter Sweet Symphony“, that’s life! There’s no better song for your Sunday. Look back at all your jams this week and ask yourself: “have I improved?” If you played for at least ten minutes a day, the answer must be “Yes!” Keep up the routine, and watch yourself get better every day!

Make Music Day – Musical tips and discount

Today is Make Music Day! The name already suggests that on this day we write ‘making music’ in our agenda, all over the world. The motto is “created locally, connected globally” and everyone is invited to show their best musical side, that includes you! At Chordify we love to contribute to this special day. How? Read on.

Make Music Day is celebrated in more than 800 cities divided over 120 different countries. So, whether you live in Sao Paulo, Seattle, Beijing or Edinburgh; there are initiatives to join everywhere. For example, you can walk into a Street Studio in Budapest or New York, or you can participate in the musical parade through the heart of London’s city center.

Tips from the Chordify community

Chordify embraces all initiatives that foreground making and learning to play music. We will, of course, deliver the chords you need for your gigs on Make Music Day, but we’d like to do more. As a special effort we asked the Chordify community to share their best musical tips. We’ve listed some of the nicest and best tips below.

The ideal age

We asked people at what age they started playing music, on which instrument, what they are playing now, and how often they play during the week. It appears that the average age on which people started playing is fifteen.

The bigger part of our community plays guitar at the moment, but as a starter instrument the piano is most favorable. On average people play eight and a half hours a week, while they would like to play three times as much. Among those questioned thirty two percent regularly plays together with others, for example in a band.   

 

Make Music Day deal

To complete the music fest there is a special Make Music Day 50% discount on a premium subscription for a year, which will be valid up until June 24.

Do you need some inspiration for playing along? Check the Chordify channels. You’ll find loads of songs organized according to genre, era, difficulty et cetera.

Happy Make Music Day!

The best tips on music making from the Chordify community

1 Music is a miracle, be part of it.

2 Never give up! Keep trying! You didn’t learn to walk and talk in a day. Some things in life you have to struggle with to persevere.

3Play songs you like.

4 “Every time you pick up the guitar, play like it’s the last time.” Eric Clapton

5 Keep practicing. Be patient. Have fun!

6 Try to play with musicians who are better than yourself.

7 It’s not about looking fancy or professional, just have fun and express yourself.

8 Keep your instruments out in the open so you play whenever the urge happens.

9 Learn 5 or 6 chords, build up a good catalogue of songs then move onto scales.

10 Slow down until you play it perfectly slowly. Speed up as you improve.

11 First you learn the rules, then you break them!

12 Keep at it; it doesn’t come out right the first time, nor the second. Even after a 51 year hiatus in playing, you can come back and start again.

13 Don’t overthink it. Practice practice practice.

14 Bad ghosts don’t understand art, if you play music they just go away.

15 It is never too late to start and you are never too old to start.