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About Wayne Chase

Wayne Chase, Author of How Music Really Works and Song Matrix

Wayne Chase is the author of half a dozen reference works on musical and lyrical technique.

Chase has worked as a music scholar, record producer, session player, recording engineer, and instructor in songwriting, music production, the music business, and recording arts. He invented the "Chase chart," a visual method of chord progression analysis.

This technique first appeared in his book, How Music REALLY Works!, 1st Edition. He is also the developer of SongMatrix, a process for quantitatively auditioning the musical and lyrical technical characteristics of songs to determine their quality and probability of having a significant emotional impact on audiences.

As well, Chase is an expert in the identification, measurement, and analysis of emotional meaning in language and other media. He invented a related technology (Connotative Intelligence), and holds five patents in the field. His expertise in this area informs the lyrics section of How Music REALLY Works!, 2nd Edition.

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