Chord Progressions

Country Chord Changes

March 9, 2013 2 Comments

Learn a classic country chord progression in this lesson

Ray Lamontagne style chord progression

March 4, 2013 1 Comment

Today we’ll use drone notes to create a Ray Lamontagne progression that he might use in one of his folk ballads

Dreamy Lydian Chord Progression

December 29, 2012 2 Comments

Create an atmospheric, dreamy riff using the lydian mode in this guitar lesson

Open Mic Chord Progressions

December 18, 2012 1 Comment

Learn a funky chord progression that hearkens back to beatnik open mic nights.

The Jazz Toolkit – Diminished Leading Chords

December 5, 2012 1 Comment

Creating interesting sounding but powerful jazz progressions is easy. Today we’ll show you a simple trick to create some outside the box harmonies.

The Circle Progression – King of Chord Changes

November 29, 2012 1 Comment

The most powerful progression in all music – the circle progression. Today we’ll learn all about it and how to use it.

Use Chord Extensions for That Wow Factor

August 28, 2011 1 Comment

Banging away on chords often won’t do anything to capture your listener’s attention. Today we’ll show you how to use chord extensions to turn a regular progression into a head turner.

Create Riffs by Subbing Bass Note Chords

August 19, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ll be looking at another riff writing technique – substituting common chords for bass note chords to create modern and advanced sounding progressions.

Classical Progressions for the Modern Rocker

August 19, 2011 2 Comments

Today, we’ll be using harmonic minor to incorporate classical progressions in a modern rock way.

Create Heavy, Grungy Drop D Progressions

August 19, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ll explore how to use use Drop to create heavy yet poppy and memorable chord progressions.

Create Killer Progressions With Dominant Resolution

August 18, 2011 No Comments

Creating great progressions is the foundation for an awesome song. Today we’ll show you a technique to naturally flow and lead to the next chord.

Change Keys Using a ii V I

August 17, 2011 No Comments

Changing keys is a great way to add some excitement to your song. We’ll show you a cool jazz trick to make the transition seamless!

Jazz Progressions – Tritone Substitutions

August 16, 2011 No Comments

To make those classic jazz progressions, often players employ a neat trick called tritone substitutions. We’ll break it down and make it super simple!

The Ultimate Jazz Progression – ii V I

August 16, 2011 1 Comment

If there’s one lesson to learn when it comes to jazz guitar, this might be it. ii V I’s are all over the place in jazz and define the harmony for thousands of songs.