Write the music you always wished you could.

Coming up with a good chord progression or catchy melody isn’t easy. Whether you’re a new or experienced musician, it’s hard to know what sounds good or how to get from this chord to that chord. Hooktheory will help you write the music you always wished you could.

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Learn music theory for songwriting.

Hooktheory I is the music theory book you'll love. It explains music theory in a simple, intuitive way and answers the questions you care about: Why do certain chords fit together easily while others don’t? How can I get from this chord to that chord? How can I create a great sounding melody?

Best music theory book period. Don't look anywhere else because Hooktheory I has it all.      Frank Bono (goodreads.com review)

Write songs with our easy-to-use software.

Our songwriting software, Hookpad, simplifies songwriting by guiding you to choose chords / notes that sound good together. It’s a musical sketchpad with music theory “built-in” to make it easier and more intuitive to find the sound you’re looking for.

It is no exaggeration to say Hookpad has completely changed my "song-writing life" - in terms of enabling me to do things I couldn't do before without it, and enabling me to do other things much more easily than I could before.      Dan Gruemmer

Discover how famous songs work.

Explore the theory behind thousands of popular songs in Theorytab, our crowd-sourced database of harmonic analysis. Top songs include "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel, "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, and "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. Let your favorite artists’ styles inspire your own.

Find popular songs with the same chords.

Learn the most popular chord progressions in contemporary music and find songs in our database that use a particular pattern using our Trends tool. You can also use Trends to find out what songs you can play with the chords you know. Did you know that "Someone Like You" by Adele, "Let It Be" by The Beatles, and "No Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley all use the same chord progression?


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