In this lesson, you will learn about chords that go together, and you can use them in a song easily. You will also learn about chord progression and how different chord progressions change the emotional response of listeners.
Formula For Chords In Major Scale
Once you get a good hold of intervals and degrees, a simple formula can be applied to figure out the chords in any major scale. The formula goes as below:
The above table stands true for all major keys. For example, If you are in the key of C Major, the above formula will translate as below:
|Chord||C Major||D minor||E minor||F Major||G Major||A minor||B diminished|
Chords In All Major Keys
And the same formula would translate to all keys as below
So by using just one formula, one can easily find out all the chords on a major scale. You can also use the same formula to find out chords in the relative minor scales. Just start from the sixth degree of the major scale.
In a musical composition, a chord progression or harmonic progression is a succession of chords. Chord progressions are the foundation of harmony. A chord progression is donated using Roman numerals. For example, in the key of C major if someone plays the chords C major- A minor- F Major - G Major. The chord progression being played is I-vi-IV-V. Similarly, if someone played chords G-C-Am-F now the chord progression becomes V-I-vi-IV.
Common Chord Progression And Their Emotional Relevance
Same chords played in different succession emotes different emotions. By just altering the chord progression, you can alter the way your music feels. Let us explore the emotional relevance of chord progressions. There can be an endless combination of chord progressions. These are just a few examples to get you an idea.
|Chord Progression||Emotional Relevance||Chords In Key Of C Major|
Chord Progression Used In Songs
Now let us explore the chord progressions used in songs that you learned till now throughout the beginner guitar course.
|Song Title||Chord Of Song||Chord Progression|
Let It Be - The Beatles
C Major Key
G Major Key
Knocking On Heaven's Door
G Major Key
Still Haven't Found - U2(Easy Version)
E Major Key
Ain't No Sunshine(Easy Version)
Now that you understand chord progression and how to know chords in a major key, it is time to learn about song parts. In the next lesson, learn about song parts and energy.
Beginner Guitar Lessons
- Lesson 1 — Parts Of Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar
- Lesson 2 — How To Hold The Guitar and Guitar Pick
- Lesson 3 — How To Tune The Guitar
- Lesson 4 — How To Read Guitar Tabs and Chord Diagram
- Lesson 5 — Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners
- Lesson 6 — D Major And G Major Chords
- Lesson 7 — A Major, B Major and E Major Chords
- Lesson 8 — E Minor & D Minor Chords
- Lesson 9 — Guitar Strumming Basics For Beginners
- Lesson 10 — How To Play F Major Chord On Guitar
- Lesson 11 — Music Theory Basics For Beginner Guitarist
- Lesson 12 — How To Play Barre Chords On Guitar
- Lesson 13 — How To Palm Mute A Guitar
- Lesson 14 — How To Learn Scales On Guitar For Beginners
- Lesson 15 – Learn Chord Formulas And Chord Inversions
- Lesson 16 – How To Know Chords In A Major Scale And Chord Progression
- Lesson 17 – Parts Of A Song And Song Structure
- Bonus Lesson – How To Write Your First Song On Acoustic Guitar