Beginner chord progressions – lesson 3

Logo and guitar in the backgroundThe third part of the lesson series beginner expand the sequence from two to three different chords. The new chords, Dm and G are among the main chords for guitarists to master.
Instructions: Both Dm and G has two standard fingerings. For the D minor, there is a choice between using the ring finger or the little finger on the 2nd string. For the G major, there is a choice between using middle, ring and little finger or index, middle and little finger.

C | Dm | G | C

1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar

Repeats: 5 times
BPM: 80
Time signature: 4/4

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Chord diagrams


  • C chord diagram X32010


  • Dm chord diagram XX0231


  • G chord diagram 320003

Alternative chord diagrams

One option in this situation is to play the D minor with five strings and the A note as the bass note. If you manage, you could play both G and G7 the same bar, as in the sequence Cm | Dm | G - G7 | C.


  • Dm/A chord diagram X00231

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