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Common chord progressions using scale chords

Here are some common chord progressions using scale chords, a lot of popular songs use progressions such as these or similar versions. You can practice them to help you get a sense of chordal movements, they can also help to in...
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Blues Guitar

Simple 12 bar Blues progressions in the key of E

If you havn’t heard of the 12 bar blues then chances are you need to have a bit more of a read up on music theory and music history. No, it’s not just for people studying music degrees, but basic music history and t...
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Guitar Chords

Simple chord progressions based on the three-chord theory

Simple chord progressions based on the three-chord theory. In the table below is an example of some I-IV-V chord progressions that are commonly used.   Key I IV V I C C F G7 C C7 F G7 C A A D E7 A Am Dm E7 Am Am Dm E7 Am G...
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Secondary chords

Secondary Chords

Secondary Chords In primary chords, we looked at how primary chords were built from using the 1st, 4th, and 5th notes of the major scale as the root notes. Now we will look at secondary chords which are built from the 2nd, 3rd,...
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The Circle of Fifths

  The circle of fifths, what it is and why is it important? There are a couple of  reasons why it’s a very good idea to familiarize yourself with this handy concept. In the world of guitar, most beginners ask which chor...
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The CAGED System

The CAGED System The CAGED System is based on five chord shapes that can be used as a foundation for expanding your knowledge of the fret board. They are C, A, G, E, and D. These chords are the barre chord versions of the open ...
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Change Moods with Modes

Change moods with modes. Introducing Modes into your playing. Do you ever feel that your playing is stuck in a rut? Everything you play seems to sound the same? Enter the mysterious world of modes and take your playing into a d...
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Your first 3 chords

Your first 3 chords. I, IV, V, chords and how they work. In Music Theory, I, IV, V are referred to as the Primary Chords. So if you were to start learning to play the guitar, a good place to start would be to learn the I, IV, V...
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