Bored Of Your Guitar Chord Progressions?

Written by Tommaso Zillio

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Are your chord progressions beginning to sound monotonous? Are they lacking in variety? Have they been putting you to sleep? Well don’t fear! There is a simple technique you can use to make these chords sound exciting again.

There are many musicians who have run into this problem. They learn how to play a chord progression, and can see that they are hitting all the right notes, but even with all this knowledge their playing still feels a little lacklustre.

Its easy to begin to think "Perhaps I just don’t have that magic touch that those other musicians appear to have."

Well here’s the truth: you can sound just like those other musicians, and there is no magic involved. Instead there are a handful of techniques that you can apply to your playing that with add some interest back into those old progressions.

In this video I will focus only on one technique that I find very useful. We can delve further into other techniques later, but I believe its better to know one technique well rather then learn a bunch of techniques mediocrely.

Does this all sound too good to be true? Well its not. The last part of this video includes examples of what I am talking about. If you like what you hear, then watch through the whole video to find out how you can improve your playing today.

 

As you can hear, this technique can add a lot of variety to your playing. It is actually quite commonly used in a lot of tunes you hear on the radio. Next time you are learning a tune, or writing one yourself, try refreshing your old chord progressions with this fun new trick.

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a professional guitarist and guitar teacher. Visit Tommaso’s site to know more about music theory for guitar.