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Old 12-01-2009, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I am just a beginner at the guitar so I only know basic chords. I like to write songs but they are almost getting to the point where they sound too similar because I dont know many chords that go well together. If anyone can let me know some chords that go well together so that I can possibly extend my knowledge in chords, that would be very helpful, thanks.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know wexactly what you mean about the similarity.
Instead of telling you good chord progressions, I would say th best thing for me has been to learn songs I like.
That way, you learn chords you like, since you obviously like the song.
And you learn chords you don't know.
Don't learn through tabs. Just by chord pictures, whatever they're called.
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I know wexactly what you mean about the similarity.
Instead of telling you good chord progressions, I would say th best thing for me has been to learn songs I like.
That way, you learn chords you like, since you obviously like the song.
And you learn chords you don't know.
Don't learn through tabs. Just by chord pictures, whatever they're called.
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Well yes I have dont that, I have learned tabs/chords for a few songs I like but they are still pretty simple songs guitar wise, and there are a few songs I like but they are difficult for me to play
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That's how I learned.
Otherwise, get a chord book.
They have those strictly for guitar and they show you what the chords look like and everything.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There is no real 'chords that sound good' together as it all comes down to personal preference of what YOU think sounds good together - unless you go by the cycle of 5ths in which each 7th chord leads onto the next chord but that just gets way too technical.

Bottom line is, you're a beginner, and it's going to take time and practice before you can be happy with stuff you're producing Keep practicing - often great riffs or chord progressions just come about from simply messing around! Also try and learn as many songs as you can, even if you have to start out with basic ones and work you're way up to more difficult ones - learning other songs sometimes can give you a lot of inspiration. And like AwwSugar said, grab a chord book or, even easier, find a website on the internet where you can learn almost every single chord imaginable. Then you can mess around and experiment with new chords.

A good website for this is: Guitar Chords
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yeah thanks guys, I have been to Guitar Chords and it helps a lot when I am wanting to play a song I like but I just want to take my guitar skills to the next level, cause I feel like I am not really getting any better, just staying about the same.
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You have to practice everyday.
Start learning notes and scales themselves.
I teach guitar and this is the biggest problem.
Also, trying learning you're notes and learning how to read them.
A lot of guitarists don't know these things, and you'll have one up on a good majority of them.
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ok I will try to learn how to read music, but what are scales?
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Seeing as you seemingly don't know a lot about theory I would invest in a beginner's guide to guitar book or look up some youtube videos for free or something. Once you've learnt basic theory (chords, scales, octaves) then learning songs AND making your own songs will become a lot easier.
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Beginning Theory isn't a bad idea, either. There are so many books about it.
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