Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

About Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

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Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

Putting it All Together C G D A & E

In this lesson, we lengthen our pattern and show you how to put five chords together.

Syn’s Tips

Congratulations! Now you know the most common and important open chords there are in the world!

So now that you know enough chords, It is paramount in your musical development to start transcribing songs or even just pieces of them(I explained this in the last lesson’s tips). This is “ear training” 101 and eventually with enough practice, you will be able to simply listen to a song and know what chords are being played without even being near a guitar!

Imagine listening to your favorite band’s brand new record and instantly recognizing what they’re playing. It’s a very exciting tool to have in the belt and it’s been instrumental in my songwriting. When I write a melody or a piece of music in my head, I immediately know what chords I want to hear and can begin to play them immediately. This allows me to retain what I’ve written in my head and eliminates extra work and fumbling around causing me to forget what I had written.

Show us some cool Transcriptions you are working on in the "Lesson Comments" section below. We look forward to checking em out!

Lesson Comments

Lotte Van den Broek
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Lotte Van den Broek Hey guys! Does anyone know any good songs to try to transcribe when you're trying that for the first time? I already tried some ACDC and Skidrow and I was just wondering if anyone has some other suggestions 🙂 btw thanks syn and papa gates this school is amazing!
Mateo A.
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Mateo A. What he played sounded familiar to me, it's close to Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty. After trying to transcribe it I looked up the chords and it's pretty much the same as the ones being used here 🙂
João Jófili
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João Jófili Hey! If you're into Linkin Park, there's a song named Robot Boy that sounded exactly the same as this chord progression to me! It's a pretty simple song, not much guitar work there, but you can hear the song flow with the same chords. Hope it Helps!
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Mateo A.
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Mateo A. I made a simple backing track and jammed along with these chords 😀 https://syngates.com/riffs/cgdae-jam-w-backing-track/
Mateo A.
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Mateo A. I'd like to add that I'm thankful for all these lessons since I am seen new things even in the beginner section! 🙂
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