Whatever It Takes

Sharing a chord progression from your student’s favorite pop song is a sure-fire way to engage and connect. In addition to rocketing your cool status, brain neurons will spark, as your students explore music theory and creativity in ways that complement traditional repertoire.

This week we take a look at “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons. The song builds upon the three chords from last week’s post, and adds the C major chord. With this fourth chord, you and your students have the building blocks to play almost any Top 40 pop song.

New to our His books? Explore the series, including ShowTime (Level 2A), ChordTime (Level 2B), FunTime (Levels 3A-3B), and BigTime (Level 4 and above).

One Response to “Whatever It Takes”

  1. Janine King October 10, 2019 at 10:54 am #

    Randall and Nancy, I have been using your wonderful curriculum for over 20 years! I am a professional pianist and guitarist, using chord progressions from guitar, applying them to lead sheets for many years. It’s awesome that you have now made it available through the Hits Book! I really find it is in demand with my students! Congratulations! Janine King, Kings Music Studio LLC of Omro, Wisconsin