Category: Guitar Chords

Intro To Chords – G and Em
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In this lesson you will be introduced to your first open chords. The chords covered in this lesson are G Major and E minor.

C Major and A minor Chords
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This lesson covers the C Major and A minor open chords and the idea of shared fingers among chords.

The Three Major Chord Families
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This lesson will discuss the three major chord families and introduce some new dominant 7 open chords. E7, A7, and D7 chords are covered

F Major and B Major Chords
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This lesson will cover the chords of F and B Major and how they relate to different keys.

The D minor Chord
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This lesson will cover the D minor open chord and how it can be applied to chord progressions in the key of C.

Dominant 7 Chords
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This lesson will introduce you to a Dominant 7 chord and the B7 chord specifically. It will also take you through a Johnny Cash style chord progression.

A, D, and E Major chords
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This lesson shows you how to play the open chords A, D, and E major.

G7 and Use of the V Chord
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In this lesson we will cover the G7 open chord and how V chords function in the harmonic structure of a musical piece.

The Jimi Hendrix Chord
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This lesson covers the Dom 9 chord and the Dom 7#9 chord made famous in rock music by Jimi Hendrix.

Moving the Dom 7 Chord
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In this lesson we will cover several ways to play Dominant 7 chords as barre chords and movable chords

Sus and Add Chords
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In this lesson you will learn about Sus 2, Sus 4, and Add chords.

Diminished Chords
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In this lesson we will cover diminished chords and how they function in harmonic structure. A few applications are presented.

More Barre Chords
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This lesson covers three types of barre chords. Movable major and minor chords are introduced.

Augmented Triad Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn and study the inversions on the 2, 3, and 4 strings for an augmented triad.

Minor Triad Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn and study the inversions on the 2, 3, and 4 strings for a minor triad.

Major Triad Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn what an inversion is and study the inversions on the 2, 3, and 4 strings for a major triad.

Triads
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In this lesson we will learn and define a triad and review the four basic types of triads. The four basic types of triads are Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished.

Slash Chords
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In this lesson we will learn about slash chords and what they mean. We will also learn how to apply them in a chord progression

Suspended 4 chords
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In this lesson we will learn about suspended 4 chords and how to apply them

Connecting Chords and Scales in E minor
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In this lesson we will discuss the idea of connecting chords in the key of E minor with scales through the “walk up or down” method.

Connecting Chords and Scales in A minor
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In this lesson we will discuss the idea of connecting chords in the key of A minor with scales through the “walk up or down” method.

Connecting Chords and Scales in G Major
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In this lesson we will discuss the idea of connecting chords in the key of G major with scales through the “walk up or down” method.

Connecting Chords and Scales in A Major
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In this lesson we will discuss the idea of connecting chords in the key of A major with scales through the “walk up or down” method.

Embellishing the 1st Inversion Major Triad
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In this lesson we will learn how to expand upon the 1st inversion of the major triad on the 3, 4, and 5 strings.

Applying Inversions Part Two
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In this lesson we will learn a few more common applications of inversions.

More Minor Triad Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn and study minor triad inversions on 3, 4, and 5 strings.

More Major Triad Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn and study Major triad inversions on 3, 4, and 5 strings.

Applying Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn some common applications of inversions.

Diminished Triad Inversions
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In this lesson we will learn and study the inversions on the 2, 3, and 4 strings for a diminished triad.

Major 7 Chords
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In this lesson we will learn and discuss the Major 7 chord. The major seventh chord is created by adding a natural 7th interval to a Major chord. We will study two types of Major 7 chords.

Application of Minor 7th Chords
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In this lesson we will study the application of Minor 7th chords and use them in a few chord progressions.

Minor 7 Chords
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In this lesson we will learn and discuss Minor 7 chords. Minor 7 chords are created by playing a minor triad and adding a b7 interval. We will learn two types of Minor 7 barre chords.

Application of Major 7 chords
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In this lesson we will study several applications of Major 7 chords and demonstrate using a few chord progressions.

Stylizing Barre Chords
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In this lesson we will explore some ways to add flavor to our barre chords

Stylizing by Extending Chords
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In this lesson we will introduce the concept of applying extended notes to our basic chords.

Major Scale Harmony
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In this lesson we will talk about Major scale harmony in triads and sevenths. Major scale Harmony dictates what chords can be made using the degrees of the Major scale.

Locrian Mode and Min7b5 Chords
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In this lesson we will study the Locrian Mode and some related theory. We will also cover Min7b5 chords.

Related the CAGED system to Modes
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In this lesson we will study how the CAGED system relates to the Mode fingerings.

The CAGED System
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In this lesson we will study the CAGED system, a method that organizes the fretboard into five zones using five familiar chord shapes. The patterns can be applied to chord shapes, scales, and arpeggios.

Three Chord Progressions
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In this lesson we will study the most common among chord progression in pop music, the 3 chord progression. These progressions are used in nearly every genre and remain a staple in western music.

Two Chord Progressions
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In this lesson we will study the most basic chord progressions. The most basic chord progressions start with 2 chords.

Dominant 9 Chords
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In this lesson we will learn the formula and how to play a dominant 9 chord. The dominant 9 chord is often used in blues and Jazz music.

Ragtime Changes
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In this lesson we will study some common chord changes from the early jazz style of Ragtime.

Minor Progressions
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In this lesson we will study some chord progressions based on Minor scale harmony. Some examples given are All Along the Watchtower and Thrill is Gone

Mixolydian Mode Progressions
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In this lesson we will study a few Mixolydian Mode chord progressions, including Louie, Louie and Sweet Child O Mine.

Intro to Modal Harmony
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In this lesson we will discuss modal harmony. Modal harmony is the construction of chords and chord progressions within the different modes.

Four Chord Progressions
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In this lesson we will study some common four chord progressions including the 50’s progression.

Dominant 13 Chords
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In in this lesson we will learn two shapes for a Dominant 13 chord.

Dom7 Chord Voicings
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In this lesson we will learn some new Dom7 chord voicings based out of the Dom7 Barre Chord root on E string and root on A string.

Minor Chord Voicings
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In this lesson we will learn some new Minor chord voicings based out of the Minor Barre Chord root on E string and root on A string.