Hey people, I run a songwriting and production consulting company called Cool Chords. 15 + years of experience and have ghostwritten Billboard Top 40 singles, songs for placement in TV and Film, for some major known and established artists and got some big album cuts. I write some of the best chord progressions in the industry.
Did I mention I went to Berklee and studied songwriting and guitar under the world renowned Pat Pattison (John Mayer, Melissa Ethridge's teacher).
I can write in all styles Pop /R&B/ Jazz/ Blues/ Singer/Songwriter / Hip/Hop/ Rock / Bossa but my expertise lies somewhere between Jazz / Blues / R&B and Pop.
Think something like John Mayer/ Justin Timberlake chords.
I also frequently write progressions and guitar hooks for Hip hop artists. If you can imagine that jazzy sounding guitar layered into a cool hip hop song I do a lot of that.
Guitar lines and layering
I also offer a more consultative approach: If you want some help, instead of someone to do it for you, I can work with you in a collaborative way - help spruce your lyrics, or help add more color to your chord progressions.
I have consulted and collaborated with industry pros and household artists as well as up and coming and aspiring artists, as long as the work ethic and professionalism is there, i'd love to work with you!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Cool Chords
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: i ghostwrote a song for a big artist. it was cool getting the affirmation he loved the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: compositions for film and songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: depends. analog sounds better, but do you wanna cut with your hands for editing?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will totally and completely happy with what they get from hiring me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the creativity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: if i can write a song that sounds like this, and my answer is yes lol.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that its easy. and doesnt require years of study and work to craft what i craft.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: usually for specifics to the job. the more i know, the easier it is for me to complete my work.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be specific with what you are looking for and youll surely be pleased.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mayer strat, a 1960 fender deluxe, a chair, my laptop, and a portable wifi so i can call for help.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Working on Songwriting with pros, still working.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: like Bruno Major and Mayer
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Major or Mayer, similar style
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: be organized
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop / R&B / Soul / Jazz / Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: writing outstanding chord progressions.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: years of good influences
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: nothing is typical.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Keys, vintage amps, ua equipment, typically run logic these days.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are so many. John Mayer, Jp Cooper, Bruno Mars, Bruno Major list is endless
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing chord progressions.