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Basic Progressions

Hector Merced (1816) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1

Well, I can't say I'm the King of Theory, not even close, I havn't even been playing for year, but I do want to share what I've picked up so far. This lessons won't so much teach you theory behind progressions, cause progressions could mostly be anything, but it'll show you how to make a basic progression you can use for jamming and as accompament in song, or for whatever you like.

Ok, well the basic progression is IV,V,I movement meaning you take your scales and find the those notes, let's take the B major Scale for this excursion.

I=B
II=C#
III=D#
IV=E
V=F#
VI=G#
VII=A#
VIII=B

So basically the progression would be C# F# B, now their lots of way to do this and make it sound nice, you can simply just play a chord of each of in a rythmic manor get a nice groove going. You could solo like pro doing the scale for each of those up and down in a nice seamless fashion. You could play this B progression and suddenly continue on into a A# progression in seemless fasion, well that should liven up some of you playing for awhile, but for some definitive progression theory read some of the lessons from more established guitarists on the site.