Chords and chord progressions
Chromatic and rhythmical exercisesThe beginner course has been developed with previous Spytunes students over five years and now covers everything you need to know to get going playing the guitar and understanding music.
Alongside learning great songs on the acoustic guitar, the course teaches you the basics of guitar playing, this includes understanding how chord progressions work and how to play open position chords.
You must also understand the basics of strumming patterns and develop synchronization between the left and right hand.
The basic exercises for doing this can be previewed by following a link to each topic below. In the course, we take all this much further.
Instead of just learning each song as a new letter combination of, let’s say C – Am – F – G, you will be much better off seeing them as the Roman Numerals I – VI – IV – V.
Go to Beginner chord progression.
Don’t worry, with the right foundations, this is an easy language to understand. It is certainly not the case of memorizing thousands of individual chords.
Go to Beginner chords.
There are sixty-six variations available in total. In the beginner library, you find the first three. In the beginner guitar course, we expand on them, much further.
Go to Beginner chromatic exercises.
On this page, you find a few simple exercises that will get you going with reading rhythms. To get good at playing, you need songs.
Using this simple application you will learn how to change from one key to another by seeing chord progressions as Roman Numerals.
Go to Beginner songwriters swivel.
Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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