Music, Composition and Theory

Rowy van Hest
Nederlands English

Chord Progressions & Cadences

Free and Royalty-Free

To most amateurs making music is the same as playing chords. Musicians who studied classical harmony sometimes play chords too, but they connect the notes in a more sophisticated manner. This method is called Voice Leading and it is very difficult to learn.

That is why I offer you short chord progressions and cadences in a classical manner. I wrote them for piano, but they can be used in any arrangement, like a string quartet. All progressions are endless loops and they can be randomly combined within the key.

The progressions are royalty free. Even the download of all the chords progressions is free. Better yet, you receive free music xml's, so you can import the progressions in your favourite music notation software. That way you will be able to hear, transpose and edit them.

100 Free Chord Progressions (zip) - Version 2

However, music is more than just progressions. Download three 4-part voice lead compositions plus their MusicXMLs for free.

If you download the free index of The Calendar, you will have 366 examples of time signatures, keys, rhythms and patterns that could inspire you. Go to The Calendar.