Chord Progressions Ear Training Questions | EasyEarTraining.com

How do you improvise over chords?

There is a definite connection between the notes of the melody and the notes of the chord. This is a big subject and musicians love to break the rules, so this explanation will be short and imperfect—but should give you the basic idea. You can think about it as...

How do I know what chord comes next?

Chord progressions are the basis of harmony in songs and there are many common or standard progressions that are useful to know. (a “chord progression“ is simply a sequence of chords: one chord after another.) Chord progressions are often thought about in...

Why do all pop songs sound the same?

The most powerful concept in learning to play songs by ear is the “1 4 5 progression”, or the “3 chord song”. This can also include “1 4 5 6” (or “I IV V vi“) progressions and 4-chord songs. In short: So many songs sound...

What is a chord progression?

A chord progression (or just “progression”) is a sequence of chords played one after another. If there are just two, it’s called a cadence rather than a progression. There are particular common chord progressions which are used again and again in...

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