If you’re trying to get more creative in your
In his course, Chord Moves & Grooves, Robbie Calvo lets you in on some straightforward, yet fruitful techniques that can transform the songs you are strumming into the nuanced compositions you hear in your favorite songs.
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Guitar Lesson – A Major Groove 1: Moves & Grooves Performance
This is a really nice descending progression utilizing major, major 7th and dominant seventh chords. You may have heard this progression before in popular songs. Notice that I’m strumming the
Guitar Lesson – A Major Groove 1: Moves & Grooves Breakdown
I love this progression because it offers so much in terms of movement, dexterity and a great way to improvise using arpeggios. The chord moves themselves are a complete exercise and musical passage all on their own and would serve as a lovely verse, chorus or intro section to a song. Pay careful attention to the fingerings I’m using and try to adopt a way to play these chords with the least amount of movement. If you fancy improvising over the top you have two measures on each chord type to do so…
Guitar Lesson – D Major Groove 1: Moves & Grooves Performance
This is a really nice bluesy/rock vibe that is stepping down through the tones in the bass. Watch carefully how I articulate this chord move…I’m making sure that the note A is in all of the chords. We can play variations on this move that we’ll discuss in the breakdown.
Guitar Lesson – D Major Groove 1: Moves & Grooves Breakdown
Add a touch of drive, tremolo and reverb to your
Guitar Lesson – G Major Groove 1: Moves & Grooves Performance
You’ll notice that I’m palm muting this rhythm
Guitar Lesson – G Major Groove 1: Moves & Grooves Breakdown
This chord move could be anything from simple pop acoustic to full on rock ‘n’ roll depending on the sound you create when playing it. You’ll notice the right hand muting and that I am predominantly playing downstrokes. This helps me attack those lower strings and the movement in the voices without sounding out the upper strings…which I don’t want to hear in this progression.
Guitar Lesson – A Minor Groove 2: Moves & Grooves Performance
The first thing you’ll notice is the combination of fingerpicking and those nice accents on the F major 7 and E chords. Watch carefully for the hammer on from B to C on the Ami chord and the Fma7 chords. If you aren’t a fingerpicker you could strum this progression as well. You won’t get those expressive upper voicings but that’s OK!
Guitar Lesson – A Minor Groove 2: Moves & Grooves Breakdown
This type of A minor progression and derivative versions have been used for so many songs. “My
Guitar Lesson – B Minor Groove: Moves & Grooves Performance
B minor is not really an open position chord, however, this voicing is, as I’m using the open G string as a drone tone throughout the progression. It may not be clear from the camera angles, but I have my first finger fretting the B note only, so I’m not barring across the 2nd fret as is normal for a B minor chord shape. Let’s check out the breakdown.
Guitar Lesson – B Minor Groove: Moves & Grooves Breakdown
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