I’m off to support my grandma as she has surgery today in Long Beach but I wanted to post this short lesson before I leave.
I just posted a mega 33-minute video so this lesson will just give you an abbreviated version of the video. What I really encourage you to do is stop what you’re doing and head over to view the entire lesson. Dozens of comments have already come in about it since i posted it last night (…don’t forget to leave me one as well!)
The tutorial teaches you how to play a popular song with just 4 chords! And they’re all seventh chords too (major, dominant).
Here’s the four chords…
Notice the stepwise motion between tones. That’s what makes it sound so good!
This is what we call a 2-5-1-4 chord progression.
Don’t worry. It’s simple. The number just come from the major scale:
Just number each tone of the scale:
C D E F G A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The “2nd” tone is D.
The “5th” tone is G.
The “1st” tone is obviously C.
The “4th” tone is F.
If you look at the root of the progression, it’s moving from D to G to C to F. Thus, a “2-5-1-4″ progression.
Check out the 33-minute video lesson for details! I hope you like it! :-)
Until next time —
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