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5 Sad Guitar Chords and 5 Emotional Chord Progressions

Harmony, or the chords that support a melody, is an important element of music, and sad guitar chords and chord progressions are required if you want to write sad and emotional music. A chord is a collection of notes performed together, whereas a chord progression is a series of two or more chords played in …

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Diatonic chord progressions for the guitarist-songwriter

In this lesson I gave you a step by step process you can use to start writing songs with the guitar. In today’s lesson we’ll delve deeper on an important topic for songwriters: Diatonic chord progressions. A chord progression is a series of two or more chords played in an order. Diatonic chords are chords …

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Implementing licks into your chord progressions or riffs

Would you like to add some lead elements to your guitar riffs or chord progressions, but you’ve never done something creative before? If you are not experienced in improvising, an easy way to get started is to use the pentatonic scale. The good thing about the pentatonic scale is that it is easy to memorize …

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How to use Guitar Chord Progressions to Write Songs

In this lesson, we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of writing your first song, using guitar chord progressions. There are different places you can start from when writing a song. The most common three are the words, the melody, and the harmony (that is, guitar chord progressions). I’ve used all three as starting points …

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Why Learning Guitar Chords Are Essential in Mastering the Spanish Guitar

Learning classical guitar can be daunting due to the sheer number of skills you need to acquire and master. These include reading sheet music and building up your fretting and plucking techniques. One essential skill that often falls by the wayside is playing guitar chords. More often than not, classical guitar students pay more attention …

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How to Make Music With Broken Chords On Guitar

Though the terms broken chord and arpeggio are often used interchangeably by guitar players, there are some minor differences between the two. They both refer to the notes of the chord being played individually (rather than strummed together) but while in broken chords the notes are allowed to ring together in arpeggios the notes are …

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Suspended Guitar Chords: Theory, diagrams and practical use

Learn what sus chords are, how to play them, and how to use them in songwriting. In this lesson we’ll go into three aspects of suspended guitar chords.First we’ll see what they are made of, from a theoretical point of view, and what makes their sound so distinct from other chord types. Secondly I’ll give …

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