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Guitar Progressions using the open A  guitar chord

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This guitar progression does not use the bar chords but uses the open position chords. The chords used will be the open position A chord, D chord and the E chord.

open A chord progression

This is the open position A chord. It is played on the second fret and you use the index finger. Hold down the D, G and B strings. Then strum from the open A string down to the High E string.

open D chord progression

This is the open position D chord. The index is on the G string second fret, the middle finger is on the high E string second fret and the ring finger is on the B String 3rd fret. Strum the strings starting from the open D string.

open E chord progression

This is the open position E chord. The index is on the G string 1st fret, the middle is on the A string 2nd fret and the ring is on the D string 2nd fret. Strum from the open Low E string through the rest of the strings.

Count slowly and evenly from 1 to 4 playing the indicated chord on the indicated count.

A chord progressions A chord progression A chord progression

 

A chord progression Open D chord guitar progression open D chord progression

 

A chord progression A chord progression open E chord progression

 

Open D chord progression open A chord progression open E chord progression

You can play lead using A major pentatonic over the A chord, D major pentatonic over the D chord and E major pentatonic over the E chord.

Practice this chord progression a few hundred times and we'll see you in the next lesson. Just a quick tip, eventually you will want to record these progressions so you can improvise over them.

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