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.


Progression:
Em | C | G | D
Em | C | G | B7

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


Repeats: 4 times
BPM:
120
Time signature: 4/4


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Chord diagrams

Em

  • Em chord diagram 022000

C

  • C chord diagram X32010

G

  • G chord diagram 320003

D

  • D chord diagram XX0232

B7

  • B7 chord diagram X21202

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).

E5

  • E5 in close position 022XXX

Gsus4

  • Gsus4 chord diagram 3X0013

B11

  • B11 chord diagram X12100





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