Guitar Chord Sequences – Free Online Guitar Lesson 5
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Getting your first basic guitar chord sequences together. Now you have learned the chords in the key of C its time to use them.
By now you should be familiar with the simple Guitar Chord of C Dm Em F G Am and Bdim as per the diagrams below. In each guitar chord diagram take note of the finger used and whether an open string string is played. A dotted line means the string is not played.
Once each Guitar Chord is firmly in your memory and you can comfortably change between them in order it is then time time to put these into a sequence. Each Guitar Chord is numbered like roman numerals eg C = I, Dm = II, Em = III, F = IV, G = V, Am = Vi and Bdim = VII.
We can then start to look at the primary chords I IV and V which are the major chords C F and G … you will have heard this before. Many songs have need written around a I IV V sequence and it is the basis if the blues.
Then move onto the secondary chords II III and VI the secondary chords. These give a nice counterbalance to the strength of the major chords a more melancholy sound compared to the brash sound of the primary chords.
At this stage we won’t worry about the VII chord within these sequences
In the video lesson you’ll hear hw all of the se chords sound and they you can try it for yourself
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