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post Aug 1 2009, 08:15 PM
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It seems like I have some problems with learning chords patterns. I know chords are intervals and a tonic, 3, 5, 7, etc... But what I am looking for is a way to progressively learn all the chords & patterns.

I already know the basic minors and majors and simple open chords. What should I learn next, and next ?

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post Aug 1 2009, 11:01 PM
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Sure, there are lots of ways to do that. Start from C major key and learn the chord progression of C major:

C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim

then go to G major key:

G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em, F#dim


there are 12 keys.

You can check out my keys table on this topic and examine it. Let me know if you need some questions about it. You can see all the notes, modes and chords labeled there.

If you want to go beyond triad chords, you can add 7th note on top of every chord. 7th chords are commonly in use in Jazz, but other forms of music as well. For example, here are 7th chords of C major:

Cmaj7, Dm7, Em7, Fmaj7, G7, Am7, Bdim7

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post Aug 1 2009, 11:04 PM
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It sounds like you actually do know the theory behind chords, but you're just looking for where to go next. As Ivan suggested: expanding to 7th chords is probably the most natural step to take. Learning the chords should not be that difficult if you know your way around theory, fretboard etc. Once you know the 7 of them in one key, it will not be that difficult to navigate and use the same in other keys, as the shame and theory is the same.

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