Thousands of #1 hit records use the same handful of chord progressions. So, what makes those songs so distinctive from one another? Melody, lyrics and production values are all very important of course, but rhythm is what gets the feet tapping, the bodies moving and the lips smiling.
Whether they perform in bands, duos or solo as a singer-songwriter, guitarists play rhythm 95% of the time supporting the vocalist and/or soloist. A pretty big responsibility, and a pretty big challenge making those common chord progressions sound original and interesting.
About the Guitar Lesson
Muriel presents her signature fingerstyle guitar techniques and creative approaches to teach you the art of crafting compelling, original and interesting rhythm guitar parts. She equips you with the harmonic skills, playing techniques, chord vocabulary and creative approaches for breathing fresh life into any chord progression.
The 15 chord progressions were specifically selected because they have each powered hundreds of hit records, across a variety of popular styles. The progressions and tracks cover a variety of keys:
I-V-vi-IV progression in the key of C major
I-vi-ii-V progression in the key of G major
Descending IV-iii-ii-I progression in the key of E major
ii-V-I-IV progression in the key of A major
I-Imaj7-I7-IV progression in the key of G major
iii-vi-ii-V progression in the key of C major
I-vi-iii-IV progression in the key of G major
I-IV-V-I in the key of E major
Ascending I-ii-iii-IV progression in the key of A major
vi-V-VI progression in the key of D
i-bVII-bVI-V progression in the key of C minor
I-iii-IV-V progression in the key of G major
vi-ii-V-I-IV-iv-I chord progression in the key of E major
I-II-V-I progression in the key of A major
I-bVII-IV progression in the key of D
Muriel presents two distinct creative and technical approaches for each of the 15 chord progressions (30 approaches in all).
As you work through the 30 different approaches, you’ll learn new chord voicings, fingerstyle patterns, harmonic approaches, creative ideas, right and left-hand techniques and much more, all of which can be applied to any progression that you might encounter, in any key.
What you get
- Video software (Windows and Mac) with TrueFire’s Lesson Player, PIP, full-screen, looping, slow motion, keyboard shortcuts, plus…
- 115 Minutes of Video
- Text Commentary
- Tab and Notation
- Jam Tracks
- Guitar Pro
Intermediate – Advanced