Another very popular chord progression used in the Rock genre is the 1-6-2-5.

This means we’ll be using the first, sixth, second, and fifth chords in a respective key.

I’m adding a richer color to the 6th chord by making it a minor 7 instead of just a plain minor chord.

These three keys are very popular and will give you a good sense of what the sequence sounds like in different keys.

Be careful of the 6th chord in D – it’s a Bm7 and happens to be a barre chord. Try to make this chord sound as smooth as the others.

Example 1:

    C        Am7      Dm     G
E |-0--------0--------1------3---|
B |-1--------1--------3--—---0---|
G |-0--------0--------2------0---|
D |-2--------2--------0------0---|
A |-3--------0---------------2---|
E |--------------------------3---|

Example 2:

    G       Em7     Am       D
E |-3--------0-------0-------2--|
B |-0--------3-------1---—---3--|
G |-0--------0-------2-------2--|
D |-0--------2-------2-------0--|
A |-2--------2-------0----------|
E |-3--------0------------------|

Example 3:

    D      Bm7       Em        A
E |-2-------2---------0--------0---|
B |-3-------3---------0--------2---|
G |-2-------2---------0--------2---|
D |-0-------4---------2--------2---|
A |---------1---------2--------0---|
E |-------------------0------------|

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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’.

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