This is all about applying what we learned in the Triads Voicings course. I will teach you how to use these triad voicings for playing 6 common chord progressions. The progressions are in the style of:
Thrill Is – Gone Brown Eyed Girl – The Weight
No Woman No Cry – Hit The Road Jack – Pachelbel’s Canon
For each of the 6 studies, there are 2 lessons – one for GBE strings, and one for DGB strings. Another useful aspect is that each example is in a different key, so you have plenty of opportunity to learn the fretboard better.
Why These Strings?
Because, in most situations when you play with a band, chords sound best on the thinner strings. I didn’t want the lesson to become too tedious either, using too many sets of strings for the examples. I believe you can easily add the A and low E string, once you’ve learned the triads in this course.
Why Should You Learn This?
Simple answer – these are the sweet notes – Major and Minor Triads. You will develop a strong knowledge for how to play major and minor triads all over the neck after going through this course. Also, if you relate these voicings to barre chords, you will find that many times, these triads are part of the barre chord. You may find you view chords in a different way after you finish this course. That is a good thing!
These chord progressions are also very, very common. This is on purpose. You will learn how to play along with common chord progressions, in several different ways. These chord progressions happen in thousands of songs! So, one way to look at it is that you’ll learn many many songs, just from these six studies. There are also several different strumming patterns used in the examples.
For example, No Woman No Cry is a I-V-vi-IV progression, and the same progression is used for thousands of songs. See Wikipedia for a list of some of these songs.
I’ve also included some theory that is important to know. Diatonic Harmony, or how to harmonize the major scale, and why we use numbers and roman numerals for chords. I explain all this in a very clear way.