Song Secrets
by Steve Stine

5.00 out of 5
(6 customer reviews)

$119.00 $89.00 25% off

  1. Visualize - You’ll “see” how common chord progressions are used in all styles of music
  2. Connect - You’ll discover what different styles of music have in common.
  3. Play - You’ll recognize chord progressions with ease, and you’ll play your favorite songs by ear
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Here’s What You’ll Discover In Song Secrets

Fundamental Chord Theory

  • 2 questions to ask about any chord progression: “What are the chords?” and “How do they fit together?”
  • Discover how chords are created from the major scale. So you can find out which chords are major, minor or diminished in any major key.
  • The concept of “emphasis,” and how it can help you find the key of any song. So you can start learning new songs faster.

One Chord Songs

  • 2 popular songs that only use one chord. (“Coconut” by Harry Nilsson and “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin.) So you can see how to create a groove with a really simple arrangement.
  • A discussion on one-chord songs, and how to make them interesting. So you can sound great even when you’re just playing the same chord over and over.

Two Chord Songs

  • Songs you’ll learn include “Tulsa Time” by Don Williams, “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen, and “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. Plus 8 more iconic tunes.
  • 11 popular songs that only use two chords. You’ll get the chords they use, and tips on how to make these songs your own when you play them.
  • Discover different types of 2-chord songs, and why each type has a certain feel. So you can create interesting songs with only 2 chords.

Three Chord Songs

  • An in-depth look at the “I-IV-V” chord progression, and why it’s one of the most common (and effective) chord progressions. (Examples: “Louie Louie” by the Kingsmen and “Old Time Rock And Roll” by Bob Seger)
  • Tips on transposing songs into different keys. So you can play songs in a key that fits your voice. (HINT: A capo makes transposition EASY)
  • Discover why V-IV-I-V “mode” songs like “Can’t You See” by the Marshall Tucker Band sound so cool.

Four Chord Songs

  • Find out how adding a minor chord to a I-IV-V progression makes a HUGE difference in sound. So you can write songs that express real emotion.
  • How changing the order of the chords changes the sound of the song. So you can add variety to the songs you write.
  • Tons of examples of classic four-chord songs. So you can learn these songs easily.

Non-Key Songs

  • Examples of songs that don’t “fit” into a key. (“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty, “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix, and “Hotel California” by The Eagles)
  • The “Theory Of Rock And Roll”: “If it sounds good, play it.” Which means, every song doesn’t have to “fit” into a key… many awesome songs don’t.


  • Test your knowledge of chord progressions with 4 classic rock songs. Steve will play part of a song, and you’ll figure out the key.
  • While you’re figuring the keys out, you’ll learn 4 songs. Which means, you’ll test your knowledge AND learn songs at the same time.
  • The 4 songs you’ll study in this section: “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams, “Baby I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton, and “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

Other Types Of Songs

  • A discussion of “shape style” songs. And how to create awesome riffs by moving chord shapes around on the fretboard.
  • The “classic metal” whole step progression. How it’s used by metal bands like Dio, and even by punk bands like The Ramones. And why it sounds so awesome.
  • The “square shape” progression, the 2 5 7 progression, the “Nirvana” progression… and much more.

About Steve Stine

6 reviews for Song Secrets

  1. Albert Sarwono (verified owner)

    There are two things I am afraid the most as a beginner player: encores and missing music sheets.
    This course has given me a new perspective on how songs work, and ultimately how to figure out songs by ears. I have survived a few encores in some gigs up until now!
    Thank you, Steve!

  2. Paul St Jean

    So much great information in this guitar course. I absolutely love Guitarzoom, there is something for everyone. I am more of a blues player, and since discovering Guitarzoom, I can honestly say my playing ability and confidence has improved. Thanks

  3. Joseph MCGEE

    The course is great. I’m taking my time and practicing a lot with the backing tracks. My playing is definitely improving.

  4. Francis Moe

    Steve, Thank you for the coarse Song Secrets. I have really improved and I enjoy this coarse very much. Keep up the good work, many guitarists will benefit from Song Secrets course. Thank you

  5. Jack Haskins (verified owner)

    This is by far my favorite course of these three (Music Theory Made Easy Masterclass, Play Acoustic Now, Song Secrets) because with it I am immediately applying the information to my playing. For me, this is the exact course I should have started with. However, since I did this one last I’m glad because I may not have gone through the other two (and quite a few others). I’m including these comments in every review of the three courses to say that while I may have learned a fact in the theory course I didn’t really know what to do with it. Then the “secrets” course completed that little void in my thinking and I am using that fact. And, I understand how to apply many other pieces of info that were lost in my world of in-experience. Having already completing the theory course I understood and was already ahead of some info even though Steve covers these facts (I-IV-V progression for example) in almost every course I’ve gone through.

  6. Brent Sprecher

    I really am getting a lot out of this course. Steve guides you from the basics. Starting with simple one chord songs to more challenging songs with more chords. There are plenty of examples of different styles. Even examples of songs that don’t really have a key. I think it’s a good starting point for someone who wants to know how songs work.

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