Chord progressions over music backing tracks
In these backing tracks, the guitar parts are removed so you can practice with the enjoyment of an authentic musical experience.
To see instructions for the changes in the chord progressions click at the "Start music / chord changes"-button and you will start the backing track plus the real-time chord changes which can be seen in the empty field.
Beginner chord progressions – lesson 1
The Guitar-chord.org lesson series beginner level starts with a simple two chord change. Am and Em are among the first chords to learn and it's easy to shift between these chords. Scroll down for chord diagrams. In 4/4 time with 80 beats per minute, a bar will last 3 seconds.
Am | Em | Am | Em
1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar
Start the practice by clicking the button below (this will start the backing track and show chord changes).
Repeats: 5 times
Time signature: 4/4
Click the buttons to play or pause the audio.
If index plus middle fingers are used for the Em, the middle finger doesn’t need to be lifted at all in the changes (the same is true for Am7 - Em7). Another viable method is to use the middle and ring finger as a group plus involve the index finger for the Am chord.
Alternative chords diagrams
These are alternative chords and fingerings to use. Obviously Am is substituted for Am7 and Em for Em7. You can either include one or both.
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