Beginner chord progressions – lesson 8
This lesson expands the progression from four to eight bars. The two parts of the progression are almost the same except for the last chords in the two four-chord chains. The last B7 chord creates a lot of tension and anticipation for the progression to start over again. The change to B7, which involves four fingers, will perhaps be difficult in the beginning. It's possible to play the first string open (see the B11 diagram below), if you struggle with it.
Em | C | G | D
Em | C | G | B7
1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar etc
Repeats: 4 times
Time signature: 4/4
Alternative chords diagrams
E5 can be used instead for or together with Em for an increased rock vibe. Gsus4 can be combined with G (for example, the first half bar as G and the second as Gsus).