Acoustic Guitar Chord Progression For Beginners

Here is a great acoustic guitar lesson from David Taub with Next Level Guitar. In the following video tutorial, David will teach you a cool kind of classic rock chord progression that has a sort of Eagles vibe to it.

Like complimentary colors in visual art, there are certain things that go very nicely together in music and one is the use of Major and Major 7th chords, specifically, when played right after one another.  You have that one note movement where you are adding the 7th to a major chord that really gives it a sweet sound.

David also teaches how to properly strum during this chord progression by incorporating rests into the progression.  Its the rests that give a progression its musicality and prevents it from sounding robotic.

For this progression, you will need to know the following chords: D Major, Dmaj7, G Major, Gmaj7, E Minor and A Major

The strumming pattern is (Where D=Downward Strum): D   D/D   D/D/D

The spaces in the above pattern denote a rest.  David will demonstrate and explain everything in the video below.  I hope you enjoy and learn something new today!

A big thanks to David Taub and the folks over at Next Level Guitar for sharing this lesson.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out Next Level Guitar, then I Highly recommend you visit their website to check out all they have to offer.  They have over 785 online guitar lessons and for a small fee, you can become a member today! Check out my review of  Next Level Guitar Here .