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1 5 6 4 guitar chord progression

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Here is perhaps the MOST common chord progression in popular music. It is a simple 1-5-6-4 progression that I am sure you have heard a million times. It's really fun to play with these chords I show you in the video. Not sure about about what the 1 5 6 4 mean? Go here to learn the I-IV-V system. This will help you understand real-world music theory in a practical way.

These are great sounding chords in themselves, and putting together this way makes them very easy to play. I actually have a song with these chords, but it's not recorded yet. Perhaps I'll post it online some day. :) Hope you enjoy this! Let me know.

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Comments on this video lesson:

alexis Dutordoir said...

Love this one Robert, very nice !

Comment added on November 30, 2012
Greogory said...

Simple to understand, and very interesting.thanks, Robert....

Comment added on May 10, 2012
Dave W. said...

Thanks, Robert. Always love your lessons.

Comment added on March 30, 2012
Dave said...

Again I say! You are the best teacher on the web!

Comment added on May 20, 2011
Robert said...

Ross, you can solo over this by just playing the E major scale.

Comment added on May 18, 2011
Ross Harris said...

What approach might you take in soloing over the 1 5 6 4 progression

Comment added on May 01, 2011
Mark said...

Very Cool Robert.I have run into those chords before but did not really know what to do with them.Now I do.
Thank You

Comment added on April 23, 2011

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

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