In this video you can will learn about Reaper, a digital audio workstation (DAW) and all of its basic functions from the team over at Consordini Music.
A great tool for adding a different color in a chord progression is to include one or more half-diminished seventh chords (sometimes just called half-diminished chords).
The most common and most useful of these chords is the seventh, which you can use pretty much anywhere just to add a slightly different color to a chord, or in some types of progression to give the sequence of chords some extra thrust, because the added seventh is a mild dissonance, or clash, that makes the chord sound like it wants to move somewhere.
Chromatic alterations, such as sharps and flats, can be used to help create a more interesting chord progression in a piece of music. Ed Bell explains how to use these alterations effectively.
There are many ways in which a musician can turn their love of music into a side gig, and a great way to do this is to become a music teacher.
In this video, Josh Wright of joshwrightpiano.com explains both shifting and crossing, and the best way to use each when playing piano.