Chord Progressions Guitar Players Use


There are many chord progressions guitar players like to learn and here is another really important one. First up though, you may be wondering why you need to know all these chord progressions? Do songs really rely on these chord sequences so often? The answer is yes they do. If you check out some of your favourite songs and if you understand how to analyse the chords you will discover this for yourself. It really is that important.

In previous lessons we have looked at the I – VI – II – V – I progression and in this lesson we tackle the I – VI – IV – V – I progression. Now, there is not that much difference between them. The II chord has been replaced by the IV chord. This progression is used in jazz, however, it’s much more common in rock and pop songs. Also, remember that chord IV and chord II are related. Chord II is the relative minor of chord IV within a major diatonic key system. For example, if the key was in G major then chord II would be Am and chord IV would be C major. C major and Am are relative major and minors.


This lesson also sees the return of synonyms…big time! The theory in this lesson may prove very difficult for some, but stick in there. If you do find yourself struggling, you can always send a question to the teacher, Ged Brockie. If you learn the material here you will be able to use chords in three different ways, not just one. Real power!

Hopefully your now starting to build up your confidence with the material and seeing how it all dovetails together. Now it’s time for you to download the free material and practice the lesson.

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The chords discussed in this lesson and hundreds of other chords and how to use them are found in the GMI – Guitar & Music Institute publication Drop Two Voicings Uncovered

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Both books are exactly the same The PDF book is 112 pages in total and the printed version is 120 pages in total.

What Is In This Guitar Chord Book?

    • A full colour publication in physical print form 120 pages long, PDF version 112 pages.
    • An easy to understand system that enables you to generate the same chord over the entire neck and across all string sets.
    • Drop Two Voicings Uncovered details how guitarists can extend their chordal knowledge and is for any guitarist who aspires to play jazz, extend their chord knowledge in usable forms for blues, funk, pop and a wide range of other musical genres and scenarios.
    • There are nearly 1100 individual chord boxes used within the book with no music reading skills needed to get the most from this volume.
    • Learn not only how to play new chord ideas, but how to generate new chord forms and crucially how to use them within some of the most widely used progressions in music.
    • A comprehensive thirteen part video course (nearly two hours of video) complements and develops each lesson within the guitar book. These videos are view-able on both the GMI Youtube channel and within the GMI website blog area.
    • Purchasers of the guitar book can download additional learning materials that extend your use of Drop Two Voicings Uncovered. Further chordal ideas in a downloadable pdf book and 21 mp3 backing tracks to practice along with will be offered.
    • Periodical free updates sheets will be offered to book owners.

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