cash49
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#1
Does anyone know some nice sounding spanish chords or chord progressions?

Thanks in advance.
eXz-
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#2
the chords are usually around Em G Am...the tricky thing is the rythm =P
frankv
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#5
or try the chords of the spanish scale scale

--------------------------------8-9----------
--------------------------8-9-10-----------
---------------------10-11-----------------
--------------8-10-11--------------------
-----7-8-10-11-------------------------
-8-9------------------------------------

that's in C, and would make the chords C, Db, Edim or aug, Fmin, Gdim, Abaug and Bbmin
Hawkatex
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#8
now these will be the easiest chords ever:
Just play first of all the A chord and then move your fingers one fret lower.
Do this repeatedly.
You'll have a nice Mexican/Spanish tune.
cash49
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#9
I've been messing about with some of these chords and some other spanish stuff and I found these chords sounded quite good together...

E major then E major slided up one fret (like F but without the bar)
bangoodcharlote
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#10
The classic Spanish progression is Am G F E7 (it could be in any key, but I chose Am). You would use A Aeolian for the first three chords. The E7 chord makes things interesting. You could use E Phrygian Dominant (5th mode of A Harmonic minor) as most people do. You could also do a lot of diminished stuff and treat it as some kind of altered dominant chord. Treating it as an altered dominant chord will sound more jazzy, but a quick jazz lick could sound very cool.
cash49
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#11
^ Cool, thanks.

I also found this good video on YouTube which teaches you some spanish style guitar. It's quite a cool tune to learn for beginnners.
bangoodcharlote
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#12
Quote by cash49
^ Cool, thanks.

I also found this good video on YouTube which teaches you some spanish style guitar. It's quite a cool tune to learn for beginnners.
Do post!
metallica2289
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#13
Use the harmonic minor scale chord theory. Example, in the Key of A harmonic minor, you could use Am7(Maj), Bm7b5, Cmaj7#5, Dm7, E7, Fmaj7, and G#dim7. If you mess around with those chords or experiment in other keys, then you can get some good Spanish sounding tones. But the easy way is to just use Am, E, F and G in some sort of Flamenco rhythm. That usually works.
metallica2289
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#14
Quote by cash49
I've been messing about with some of these chords and some other spanish stuff and I found these chords sounded quite good together...

E major then E major slided up one fret (like F but without the bar)


In response to this, slide your hand up again two more frets and you have G major. Those three open voicings, without the bar, are essential to quick and easy flamenco rhythms. Make sure you strum using your fingers and doing a flicking sort of thing. Watch flamenco players to see their technique.
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Quote by metallica2289
Use the harmonic minor scale chord theory. Example, in the Key of A harmonic minor, you could use Am7(Maj), Bm7b5, Cmaj7#5, Dm7, E7, Fmaj7, and G#dim7.
Quick correction: The first chord is Am/Maj7. That chord is 1 b3 5 7, A C E G# in this case.

metallica2289
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#16
Quote by bangoodcharlote
Quick correction: The first chord is Am/Maj7. That chord is 1 b3 5 7, A C E G# in this case.



Sorry about that, I am so used to reading the Guitar Pro shit, that Am7M, would technically look like Am(maj7), when I took it as Am7(maj), which really makes no sense. I always thought it was called A minor seventh major, not A minor major seventh, which is the correct term. I am slipping up too much.
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#18
Another style is to go up a halftone, then back again, using flicking type strums with strum fingers

For example

F (Chord)
F# (Chord)
F (Chord)
.
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Very nice lesson. Thanks!
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#20
I know a really nice chord progression thats kind of Bossa Nova, not sure if that fits into your description of 'Spanish' or if it's what you want, but here it is any way:

G#m7 - G#m6 - F#m7 - F#m6 <--Repeat this 4 chord progression 2 times

Then...
E - Eaug - Amaj7 - Am - G#m7 - G#m6 - F#m7 - F7 - E

And don't panic about the chord names! The fingerings aren't too hard:


G#m7       
-----
-----
--4--
--4--
-----
--4--

G#m6
-----
-----
--4--
--3--
-----
--4--

F#m7
-----
-----
--2--
--2--
-----
--2--

F#m6
-----
-----
--2--
--1--
-----
--2--

E
--0--
--0--
--1--
--2--
--2--
--0--

Eaug
--0--
--1--
--1--
--2--
-(2)-
--0--

Amaj7
--0--
--2--
--1--
--2--
--0--
-----

Am
--0--
--1--
--2--
--2--
--0--
-----

F7
-----
-----
--2--
--1--
-----
--1--

AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR

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#21
Those "flicking type strums" are rasgueado

There are some good lessons on youtube
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#22
Double major or double phrygian is a good Spanish scale (i.e. 5th mode of harmonic minor).
Stick to the chords in a key, and rely a lot on the I and the bII.
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