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Chords by Number

This lesson is part of the course Fingerstyle Guitar with Stevie Coyle.
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CHORDS BY NUMBER  
 
CHORDS BY NUMBER  
 
Chords by Number
Chords by Number
 
In this lesson, Stevie talks about the benefits of referring to chords by number. He starts by using the song “Alice’s Restaurant” to demonstrate how to think of its C–A–D–G progression as I–VI–II–V and how that can allow you to easily transpose songs to other keys. Then he talks about other common progressions, like blues progressions, pop songs that use the vi (six minor), and even Pachelbel’s “Canon.”

 
 
 
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