Guitar Nine Focus: Chords

A guitar chord is a combination of three or more different notes sounded together, while chord progressions are typically a series of guitar chords played in sequence on a scale (generally consisting of two, three or four chords). Given that there are music books with titles such as "1001 Chords", it stands to reason that there is a lot of information about chords and chord progressions for you to learn and master.

Here are some excellent and informative articles by our columnists that have appeared over the years on the subject of chords, chording, chord progressions and chord substitution.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike is back with a follow up lesson to help you work the neck to squeeze more creativity out of your chording.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas helps you master the deceptively difficult changes in your life.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike is back to teach you to work the neck to squeeze more creativity out of your chording.

Andy Martin
Andy Martin

Systems and ways to organize large clumps of knowledge in the area of chord construction.

Chris Juergensen
Chris Juergensen

Know who you are playing with before you play any super big, wide sounding chords.

Chris Juergensen
Chris Juergensen

One of the things that makes the guitar different from other instruments is the fact that you can incorporate open strings into chord voicings. Here`s how.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas is back with tips on a technical area that is of major concern to players

Chris Juergensen
Chris Juergensen

If you think a Slash Chord is only found on a Guns `n` Roses album, you really need this article.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Understanding how a key can be made to reveal its chordal treasure is invaluable knowledge.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Revealing an altogether more subtle harmonic concept.

Patrick DeCoste
Patrick DeCoste

Patrick DeCoste returns to bring music theory to life.

Mike Philippov
Mike Philippov

Mike discusses one of the most effective methods for practicing chord changes.

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