Chord Progressions

Chord Progressions

One of the best ways to increase Lead Guitar skills is to Jam (play with other musicians). It may be difficult finding musicians that are willing to sit there and Jam while you are trying to develop your skills. So the next best thing is chord progressions.

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Use these Chord Progressions for Guitar players to practice Lead Playing to. These chord progressions are basic and are only intended as learning tools to allow guitarists to practice their “chops” and develop their “improvising” skills. 

 

Instructions:
 

Guitar players – the majority of these progressions will have drums, guitar, and bass to practice your leads to.

  

 Chord Progressions for Guitar Players

1. Slow – Melodic Rock    Key of “Am”     Am – Dm – E7

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #1


2. Slow – Clean     Key of “D”     D – C – G – D

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #2


3. Slow – Rock     Key of “F”     F – Bflat – C 
  

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #3


4. Fast – Rock      Key of “A”     A – D – A – E – D – A
   

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #4


5. Basic Rock Style     Key of “A”    A – D – A – E – A
 

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #5


6. Blues Rock
    Key of “Bm”    Bm – A – G – F#11 / F#       

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #6


7. Metal – Fast       Key of “E”      E – D
   

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #7


8. Jazz Style – Slow       Key of “E”      E – D

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #8


9. Slow – Metal      Key of “D”     D – C, F – C – D
   

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #9


10. Fast – Southern Rock   Key of “C”   C – G# – A# – F

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #10


11. Slow – Soft Rock      Key of “Am”     Am – G – F – G 

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #11


12. Fast – Blues Rock   Key of “G”   G – C – G – D – C – G

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #12


13.  Slow – Soft Rock     Key of “G”     G – F – C – G

Guitar Players – Click Here for Progression #13

We will be adding new chord progressions whenever possible so don’t forget to check back from time to time to see what’s new!  

Additional Information Here… 

 Be creative; try different notes in different orders, try different scales, try repeating notes, and work on finding all the root notes.  Start slow, the speed will come later. The main concept for jamming to chord progressions is for guitar players to develop their “improvising” skills, don’t neglect this important part of lead guitar playing. Practice hard, and have some fun…

 

“OTHER” WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR “JAMMING” SKILLS:

Check this out! The DigiTech “Jam Man Stereo” is another great tool for guitarists to practice their Lead playing to.  All you do is step on the pedal and record a progression and then play it back and “Jam” to it.  This is just one of the many pedals that are available on the market today.

This unit can record up to 16 hours…

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