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    What would you call a person who does nothing but compose chord progressions for songs. He doesn’t compose melodies or write lyrics. Just chord progressions.

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    The short answer-- A songwriter or co-writer (see "Rogers & Hart"), or a composer.


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    I never knew chord progressions could be considered a song by itself. But I guess times have changed.

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    Music Maker.

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    How about an emotion mover.

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    They are not, necessarily. Neither are lyrics by themselves... All part of the process.


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    If the chord progression does not at least suggest a melody to this person, I'd call him me in the 3rd grade.


    Nah, I take that back.

    Never mind, maybe I misunderstood the question.
    Last edited by dellman; 02-21-2019 at 03:53 PM.

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    What I came up with was, “the help”. Lol. We’ll call that person the help. I guess if you have a really good chord progression but know melody and lyrics. You don’t have a song at all. You just have harmonies. But! You can receive a writers credit for coming up with chords I heard. I’ve made many productions where all I had was a synth pad instrument playing a chord progression and a synth bass playing the root notes from the chords, I had synthetic drums and some other sound effects, without a melody and lyric. And still received 50% writers credit for the background music I composed and produced. So I guess so.

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