Video Guitar Lesson – The “Oldies” Chord Progression [8.19]
- Thursday, August 19, 2010, 11:39
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Some chord progressions you have heard for years and will continue to hear years from now. Such is the case with the venerable I-vi-IV-V progression (read “1-6-4-5″ progression). I call this the “Oldies Progression” because so many classic songs from the 1950′s used these changes.
While the term ‘oldies progression’ might help you memorize these chord changes you will hear this progression used by groups from ranging from Pearl Jam to Green Day, from the Village People to the Black Eyed Peas!
Learn the progression in five keys (the keys of C, G, D, A and E major) in this video guitar lesson:
Here are the chord changes for all five keys for you to practice with. The tab includes a secondary arpeggio picking guitar part that nicely compliments the 6/8 strumming pattern.
I think I will post guitar jam tracks to these progression shortly for you to practice with. Until then, practice hard and have fun!
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