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Rhythm chord progressions

I'm a new player and find myself interested mainly in rhythm.

Are there such a thing as rhythm barre chord progressions?

or rhythm barre chords that go well together?

I notice that many players use the same or smimilar barre chords in accompinament over and over.

If a song is in C or G what barre chords would go well in that key?
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Re: Rhythm chord progressions

5/1/2007 10:01 AM

Jon Riley (9697) wrote:

Any chord can be played as a barre chord, although only a few shapes tend to get used often.

Eg, in key of C, the other common chords are F, G, Am, Dm, Em.

The most common barre shapes are "E" and "A" for majors and "Em" and "Am" for minors. Using these shapes, you get the C key chords at these frets:

"E" shape

1st & 13th fret = F; 3rd & 15th fret = G; 8th fret = C
F
G
C
(shapes above 12th fret don't seem to display with fret numbers.)

"A" shape

3rd & 15th fret = C; 8th fret = F; 10th fret = G
C
F
G

"Em" shape

5th fret = Am; 10th fret = Dm; 12th fret = Em
Am
Dm
Em

"Am" shape

5th fret = Dm; 7th fret = Em; 12th fret = Am
Dm
Em
Am



Key of G uses most of the same chords, except it has D and Bm instead of F and Dm.

As with any major chord, D can be played with either the E or A shape:
D
D
And Bm can be played with either the Am or Em shape:
Bm
Bm

This means you can usually play any chord sequence in a few areas of the neck without having to move too far up or down.
If you include other movable chord forms (some of them partial barres), you can usually play every chord within a space of 3 or 4 frets, in any position.
Look up the "C-A-G-E-D" system, which is based on 5 movable major chord shapes.

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Re: Rhythm chord progressions

5/1/2007 1:57 PM

Craig Lindsey (5518) wrote:

If I were you, I'd check out Steve Cass's rhythm lessons on this site....they are geared toward beginner rhythm players, and maybe a good starting place.

Craig



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Re: Rhythm chord progressions

5/2/2007 7:10 AM

John Figaro (276) wrote:

Thanks guys, Appreciate the tip!
John



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Re: Rhythm chord progressions

5/2/2007 2:23 PM

Adriano Parmiggianno (6926) wrote:

Check out Mel Bay's site and "Inside Chords".

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Re: Rhythm chord progressions

5/16/2007 11:52 AM

Jason Parker (2612) wrote:

There are a few keys that I play most on the guitar... Em, Am, and Dm. They're guitar friendly.


6 Beginner Chords in Key of Em-
Em, G
Am, C
Bm, D

Beginner Chords in Key of Am-
Am, C
Dm, G
Em, G

Beginner Chords in Key of Dm-
Dm, F
Am, C
Gm, Bb