# Chord Theory

Basic Chord Theory

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PoopChute wrote: ok how about lil more advanced lessons now, dont get me wrong, this is a good basic chord theory but could someone let me know how chord progressions work, especially when minor and major chords can work together and the why some minor chords work well with major but not others?
Maj min min - blah blah blah - dim You mean that? When I get some more sleep (haven't slept all weekend) and am able to think, I could write a guide on how chord progressions work - in key. It would still be pretty basic chord theory though - and I think theres already a guide on it.
I thought it should be E G B as well, please correct me if I'm wrong
This shit is like math to me... Con-****ing-fusing!
really great lesson. i took a lot of good notes from it!
Great lesson but very basic. VERY basic. I think you should add that to the lesson name. There is much more to chord theory than what you wrote
DevDeathRay : This question might be silly, but here it goes anyway: We talk about the major chord being root, 3rd, 5th. But all the chord finger position guides I see show, for the G major chord, that every string is rung. That means that more notes than just 1, 3, 5 sound. To rephrase: To play the G major chord I play a G on the 3rd fret of the E string, a B on the 2nd fret of the A string, and another G on the 3rd fret of the bottom E string. But when I strum, I strum every string from top to bottom. Could someone clarify this for me? I'm sure it's something simple that I'm missing.
if i understand your question, it's because all of those notes that you're playing are the same three notes. so first you got your 3rd fret on the e strings, those are both g's as you said, then there's the b on the a string, then there's the open d string, then the open g string, then the open b string, and back to the e. so you're playing g b d the entire chord. hope that helped
This question might be silly, but here it goes anyway: We talk about the major chord being root, 3rd, 5th. But all the chord finger position guides I see show, for the G major chord, that every string is rung. That means that more notes than just 1, 3, 5 sound. To rephrase: To play the G major chord I play a G on the 3rd fret of the E string, a B on the 2nd fret of the A string, and another G on the 3rd fret of the bottom E string. But when I strum, I strum every string from top to bottom. Could someone clarify this for me? I'm sure it's something simple that I'm missing.
Great foundation for getting into more advanced chord theory!
Cleonvalentine wrote: thanks easy to understand ive been playin for two years i self tought so kno i understand clearly
*shudders*
Great lesson really cleared some stuff up for me.
thanks easy to understand ive been playin for two years i self tought so kno i understand clearly
PoopChute wrote: invokke- ya thats what i mean i cant remmber the name of that maj min min thing but ya.
The Maj and Min scales. Maj min min Maj Maj Min Dim = Major Scale Min dim Maj min min Maj Maj = Minor Scale
invokke- ya thats what i mean i cant remmber the name of that maj min min thing but ya.
ok how about lil more advanced lessons now, dont get me wrong, this is a good basic chord theory but could someone let me know how chord progressions work, especially when minor and major chords can work together and the why some minor chords work well with major but not others?
This is good. I understood it easily. Well done. Keep it going.
hi, was just reading and learning as everybody and i didnt get smth....shouldnt E be E G B?? instead of E G C as lord thorn said... thanks! and of course...nice lesson!!
the one is the first (base) note. For example, E. The 3rd is the, well third note. Count two more from E, and you reach G, two more, and you get the Fifth, C. So, you get this: E G C 1 3 5 As simple as it can get, really. Here's A: A C E
Gah I dont get the 1 3 5 stuff:/
Awesome lesson man. Easy to understand.
pretty good i'm 14 and now starting music GCSE. it fits right in so easy to understand
Corymartin wrote: Gah I dont get the 1 3 5 stuff:/
A major/minor chord is based on 3 notes, there's 6 strings on a guitar but if you write out the notes you will see that there's only 3 different ones. Those 3 notes are the 1st, 3rd and 5th note of a major scale for major chords, for minor chords you can use the 1st, 3rd and 5th of a minor scale or take a major chord and lower the middle note of the triad by a semitone.
Great lesson. This is a good reference.
I thought it was a good lesson as well. When I read on triads months ago I was so confused and now I completely understand. Nicely done!
Nice lesson, made the bit on voicings a ton easier. I read a different guide on voicings, but it didn't quite explain what a voicing was or how you made it. Havokk
guitargodgary13 wrote: nice lessom
lesson
haha always nice to correct yourself. But i agree nice lessom
This leeson is great. I learned a lot of basic theory I didn't know.
This shit is like math to me... Con-****ing-fusing!