Aron's favourite genre is pop music. In his room you can find out how to use musical tricks and clichés, learn about chord progressions and the chords that are used in most pop songs.
Cerddoriaeth Aron (Aron's music)
'Petawn i'n Rhydd' and 'Daeth Tro ar Fyd'
Listen to Aron's songs. How do they compare with other song styles, or genres you know?
Fideos Aron (Aron's videos)
Triciau dirgel cyfansoddi caneuon (Sneaky songwriting tricks)
Songwriters sometimes use tricks, or 'musical clichés'. Aron talks about how mood and atmosphere in a song can be created with clichés. Different music styles, different music tricks - all really useful to know.
Cordiau cwl (Cool chords)
Aron talks about how the same chord structures (I, IV and V) pop up in all kinds of songs. These 'common chord progressions' are what many pop songs are built on. They are the cool chords.
Mwy o gordiau cwl (More cool chords)
Aron explains that lots of different songs use the same chord structure. In fact, most songs only use about three chords - these are chords I, IV and V. Did you realise a lot of well known songs use these chords?
Creu Cân (Sketch-a-Song)
Creu cân yn defnyddio cordiau - lefel 1 (Make a song using chords - level 1)
Fill the track by adding cool chord progressions that work neatly in the song. Choose from the clip store. You'll soon feel at home with common chord progressions, used in many styles of world music.
Creu cân yn defnyddio cordiau - lefel 2 (Make a song using chords - level 2)
With the Creu Cân tool, complete the track. Just put in chord progressions, from the clip store. It will help you get to know the range of chords musicians use, and the effect chords have on songs.
Nodwch y tric cerddorol! (Spot the musical trick!)
Match music clips and musical clichés. Become an expert at spotting and analysing all sorts of musical clichés in different song styles.
Nodwch y cordiau! (Spot the chords!)
See how good you are at spotting cool chords. In this game, you simply match sample chord progressions with songs that have the same chord sequences.