Chord progressions make up everything we do as guitarists.

In fact, harmony (chords) is just as important as the melody to a song.

Chords establish mood and harmonic development and are essential to a guitarist’s vocabulary.

Below are five examples of a 1-4-5 progression.

This means that the chords utilized are the first, fourth, and fifth chords in any respective key.

Here I’m using five popular keys: C, G, D, A, and E

Example 1:

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

Example 2:

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

Example 3:

    D       G        A
E |-2-------3--------0---|
B |-3-------0--------2---|
G |-2-------0--------2---|
D |-0-------0--------2---|
A |---------2--------0---|
E |---------3------------|

Example 4:

    A        D        E
E |-0--------2--------0---|
B |-2--------3--------0---|
G |-2--------2--------1---|
D |-2--------0--------2---|
A |-0-----------------2---|
E |-------------------0---|

Example 5:

    E        A        B
E |-0--------0--------2---|
B |-0--------2--------4---|
G |-1--------2--------4---|
D |-2--------2--------4---|
A |-2--------0--------2---|
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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