All the progressions we’ve played to this point have been from major keys. This is the first progression in a minor key.

You’ll hear the difference right away!

This is what we call a 7-6-5-4.

Again, simply using the respective numbers to represent the scale degree the chord is built from.

In this lesson I decided to use two keys: A minor & D minor. I’m also emonstrating 2 ways to play each: open chords and barre chords.

The barre chords are great because you can transpose this progression to any key by simply moving the shapes around the fingerboard.

Example 1:

   Am        G        F       E
E |-0--------3--------1-------0---|
B |-1--------0--------1--—----0---|
G |-2--------0--------2-------1---|
D |-2--------0--------3-------2---|
A |-0--------2----------------2---|
E |----------3----------------0---|

Example 2:

    Am       G       F        E
E |-5--------3-------1--------0----|
B |-5--------3-------1---—----0----|
G |-5--------4-------2--------1----|
D |-7--------5-------3--------2----|
A |-7--------5-------3--------2----|
E |-5--------3-------1--------0----|

Example 3:

   Dm        C         Bb        A
E |-1--------0-------------------0---|
B |-3--------1---------3-—-------2---|
G |-2--------0---------3---------2---|
D |-0--------2---------3---------2---|
A |----------3---------1---------0---|
E |----------------------------------|
    Dm       C        Bb       A
E |-5-----------------6--------5---|
B |-6--------5--------6--—-----5---|
G |-7--------5--------7--------6---|
D |-7--------5--------8--------7---|
A |-5--------3--------8--------7---|
E |-------------------6--------5---|

Want To Learn More …

chord-progression-boxOne of the final stages you’ll go through before beginning to learn songs will be guitar chord progressions designed for practice.

They will provide you with that all important transitional step as you make the move out of learning guitar and into playing your first real song.

It is that simple secret that will transform your playing and it all lies with chord progressions.  We have teamed up together to create the ‘Chord Progression Mastery’.