November 8, 2019 at 9:18 am #150050
Hi can anyone help please ,, Im getting on so well with these lessons since i rejoined ,, at least i can play something decent one day when i have the money for a taylor 500 series ,,, WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THE ONE CHORD AND THE FIVE CHORD ??
it would be so helpfull if some one can explain ( many thanks )
November 8, 2019 at 9:42 am #150053
November 8, 2019 at 11:16 am #150064
Your 1 chord is the song key eg. C
Then follow in alphabetical order to 5 chord. = G.. Cdef G
If key is A then the 5 is E.
Hope this helps a little. Mike
November 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm #150074
EP329 -the song is in the key of E major. In a nutshell, or simplified version, the major scale of E looks like this:
The 1-4-5 chord progression is very common in blues, country, etc.
So when Brian mentions the one chord (or the root) or five chord – these are the numbers assigned to the notes of the scale, as above.
I think it’d be a good idea for you to read on some of the music theory basics like suggested by Gerard or Bart van der Schrieck in the post above. it sure helps.
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November 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm #150088
Take any scale and for each step on the scale there’s a corresponding chord.
So in key of C, then C is the 1 chord, and counting up the C scale the 4th note is F so F is the 4 chord, and G is the 5 chord.
C > F > G is 1-4-5 in key of C
E > A > B is 1-4-5 in E
November 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm #150211
Hi James, JoLa has the right idea, a little music theory goes a long way, I would suggest reading up on the Nashville Numbering System that will answer any questions you have regarding this. I personally love music theory and don’t understand people who avoid it, It has taken my guitar playing to a whole new level, good luck James..
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