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Rock Foundations – The 5 Classic Rock Chords

By Darren DeFranco


Hey guys,

Today we’ve got a super important lesson. We’re going to learn about the five classic rock chords: five magical open chords that sound killer together and have been used to create countless rock songs. They include A, C, D, E, and G, or the five main major open chords. These chords are all based on the notes of the A pentatonic scale. All you do is simply build a major chord off of each note.

We hope you enjoy the lesson, let us know if you have any questions!


Try to use the five classic rock chords to make a riff of your own! You really can’t go wrong with any of them!


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