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Old 25-01-2015, 09:27 AM   #1
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Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

Hi Guys,

anyone have suggestion for learning different chord progressions using guitar.

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Old 27-11-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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Re: best books for chord progressions in guitar

I don't think you need a book for this, there is so much information on the internet. Check out ultimate-guitar.com It has a section with a large variety of tutorials, including chord progressions
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Old 30-11-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

Best thing to do:


Learn all of the chords in Cmajor

Learn those and number them in alphabetical order starting on the tonic (cmajor).

Your sequence should look like this:

1. Cmajor 2. Dminor 3. Eminor 4. FMajor 5. GMajor 6.Aminor 7. Bdiminished


7 chords.

Now make a number pattern that consists of either 2 - 4 - 8 of these numbers for now.

You could have this:

1 5 2 3 4 6 5

C Major, Gmajor, D minor, E minor, F Major, Aminor, Gmajor. Try looping it.

Simple tends to work better to start with so.

4 5 1 5

FMajor, G major, C major, Gmajor.

You can go on forever with these tools until you start to figure out what you think sounds pleasing. You can then base sections of your music on this.


Hope this helps..

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Old 01-12-2015, 04:01 PM   #5
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

Use online resources to learn chords, and definitely learn bar chords and moveable shapes
They will help you be able to play any progression, and help for improvising

Once you know chords by name and can move them up and down the fretboard
I would purchase:

Chord Progressions for Songwriters by Richard J. Scott

It's a great book to learn a variety of chord progressions on any instrument
It is pretty much a huge library of progressions used in songs over the years
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

It may sound kinda cheesy, but getting one of those posters with all of the different guitar chords on it could be helpful.
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

Online resources are great.
For instance:
premierguitar has a killer lesson section of their site
Furthermore,
look up chords to your favorite songs and figure out how they work
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Online resources are great.
For instance:
premierguitar has a killer lesson section of their site
Furthermore,
look up chords to your favorite songs and figure out how they work
yeah i'm going to have to agree with the second half of this. I've been playing guitar for 11 years now and learning other pieces of music helped me out the most.

Also learning jazz chords is easily one of the most beneficial things you can do in terms of learning guitar. Jazz changed my world immensely.
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

Sometimes a chord or progression can define an artists sound.
Like Jimi Hendrix and the E7#9 (First chord in purple haze if I remember correctly).
He used that jazz chord a lot along with a 12 bar blues progression.
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

Online resources are great. But the biggest problem you'll have it taking it all in.


Put what you know onto an instrument, piano works great for this. Apply what you're learning otherwise it will feel allot like this.... :shitstorm:
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Old 23-12-2015, 12:33 AM   #11
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Re: Best books on chord progressions for guitar?

FWiW I get newsletters from two jazz guitarists with interesting progressions in them:
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They both have some other materials for sale if you want to go that route.

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