Weekend Progression #2

Turn a standard progression into something with a little more tension

This weekend we will look at turning a standard 1—1maj7—4—5 progression into a more dynamic and interesting progression. Keeping away from complex music theory, we will simply describe this by using the diagrams of chords below.

  • Experiment with the descending running 3rd from D-C#-C on the 2nd
    string. You can consider playing the IV chord (G) with the open B string to
    continue the run. You can also experiment with various finger picking patterns or playing arpeggios. And yes, we resolve the progression to the root D chord in our recording. Have fun!