Creating a Better Progression
How many times do you hear the same tired old major and minor chords used?? Too many to count right? There are other ways to play chord progressions instead of just strumming away on all 6 strings. In this column I took a basic chord progression in the key of G (Emin) and added many new colors to each chord. This is something that you can do by trusting what you hear with your own ears. The best way to play the following examples is with your fingers pulling all strings in the chord at the same time as if you are a jazz player comping. Another way to try is using various finger picking patterns. There are no rules when doing this, imagination is all that counts. I’ll keep the words to a minimum as the examples will speak for themselves. Have fun and make some awesome sounding chord progressions! See Ya!