Over the past couple months I released “20 Chords Every Real Guitar Player Needs To Know”, and “20 Chords Every Intermediate Guitar Player Needs To Know”. I even made a video on how you can play the same chord 20 different ways.
While it’s great to have a big library of chords you know, the important next step is to know what to do with them! Let’s take a look at some of the greatest songs of all time to see how those chords relate to each other.
By using these songs as a guide you can start creating your own chord progressions for your own music!
Diatonic Chord Progressions:
Have You Ever Seen the Rain by CCR
Let It Be by The Beatles
Thinkin’ Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Using Suspended Chords:
Pinball Wizard by The Who
Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
Using Non-Diatonic Chords:
Somebody to Love by The Blues Brothers
American Idiot by Green Day
Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day