Beginning to Jazz Up a Chord Progression

Beginning to Jazz Up a Chord Progression is a free video lesson by Peter Vogl that will teach you about using chord substitutions. We will start by learning a simple progression of D, G, Em, and A7. We will then learn how to play the progression with a substitution for each of those chords. Using chords subs allows you to avoid the monotony of long repetitive chord progression. These can be especially useful when you're playing along with a singer or playing an extended jam. To learn more about this, check out Peter's premium lesson Jazz Up This Chord Progression.

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acoustic guitar lessonJazz Up This Chord Progression by Peter Vogl will teach you how to make a basic chord progression more interesting by using chord substitutions. You can use chord subs to break the monotony a repetitive progression or to add variety to the most common chord patterns. Peter will start by teaching you a progression of G, D, in Am in the basic open position. You will then learn nine different combinations of chord subs that you could use instead. You'll learn Major and Minor 7th Chords, 6/9 Chords, Diminished Chords, Altered Chords, and more. The download includes a Quicktime video and a .pdf of the chord charts. Watch a Preview