Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Chord Progressions

This is more of a reminder for myself. I know next to nothing about chord progressions, the basics are that chords can be grouped together to form a progression. A lot of songs are formed in this way. Here are two chord progressions, using the 1, 4 & 5 form :-

1. C, F, G in the key of C Major

2. G, C, D in the key of G Major

So in example 1, with it being in the key of C, then C=1, D=2, E=3, F=4, G=5, A=6, B=7, because it is a 1, 4, 5 progression 1 is C, 4 is F and 5 is G. Just remember that what ever the key is that becomes the first note.

What I know is that I should learn these, so between new songs I'm going to be slotting in a couple of progressions to pick up.

The following are sources of information that should help.

Howlin' Hobbit - The ukulele section has a couple of PDFs with a large number of progressions.

Ukulele Theory 101
- This is a YouTube tutorial, explaining it in basic terms, worth watching.

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