Beginner chord progressions – lesson 4

Logo and guitar in the backgroundIn the fourth part of the lesson series the tempo will increase from 80 to 100 beats per minute. In 4/4 time, a bar will last almost 2.5 seconds in this specific tempo. It may take some time to adjust from 80 bpm.


Progression:
G | D | C | C

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


Repeats: 5 times
BPM:
100
Time signature: 4/4


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Chord diagrams

This lesson introduce only one new chord, the D major, another fundamental chord to learn.

G

  • G chord diagram 320003

D

  • D chord diagram XX0232

C

  • C chord diagram X32010

Alternative chords diagrams

Two possible variations, which sometimes are played unconsciously by the way, are the inversions C/E and D/A. Since E and A are part of the C major and D major, respectively, it will not sound wrong playing the chords with these alternate bass notes.

D/A

  • D/A chord diagram X00232

C/E

  • C/E chord diagram 032010





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