Understanding Chord Progressions: A Simple Intro To Voice Leading

Tommaso Zillio

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As guitar players we may experience many problems when we play with chord progressions:

1.We may not understand how the chords 'connect' with each other

2.We may not understand why chords follow each other in that particular order

  1. If we are writing a melody or improvising a lead, we may not understand what notes work on them and what are our options for melodic lines

These seem to be three completely unrelated problems, and yet the solution is the same - and we are going to see it in today's video.

If you ever were confused by anything in a chord progression, then this video will give you a new tool to understand and work with chord progressions:

If you want more about how voice leading works in practice, then have a look at this video and notice how leading the voices helps you understand how these chords are connected and why they work like they do.

It really makes everything much simpler, and help you with coming up with new ideas too!

To really understand chord progressions once and for all and be able to make your guitar sound wonderful with lush and sophisticated chords, look no further than the Complete Chord Mastery guitar course.

My students report constantly how this course has completely changed the way they look at their guitar and make music. You can see it by yourself by clicking on "student" on the menu above... or by having a look at the Complete Chord Mastery page where I collected a few of their testimonials.


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