Looking for attention? Validation? Want to take out a soft target?
Easy! Start with a chord progression like this: Dm7, G7, Cmaj7, Am.
Now here’s the fun part – make sure your melody sits on the ninth of the first chord. Make sure it goes up one step in the scale, and then down a third. Repeat as a sequence for the next two chords. It should look like this:
Wow! You sound like that annoying Viva la Vida! And that weak Joe Satriani instrumental! And a pretentious Cat Stevens song no-one remembers! And a thousand other tunes, but their composers aren’t rich.
Now back-date everything, get on the phone to your law firm, and prepare to live like a king!
Why it will be lucky to go to court, or even settle out of court, can be found here.