Chords in a key
Open position chords in the keys of C and G
Find the key center and all chords with the SWS
Use this application to see what chords belong to which number in a key.
Here at beginner, only the keys of C and G are available. This is partly down to that these are the keys of the songs you learn in the beginner course. Mainly, however, it’s because these are the two keys that use almost only open position chords.
The main goal of the SWS is to see what number each chord gets. By thinking of chords as numbers (roman numerals), you lay the foundation for understanding music.
Not only will learning songs help you with switching from one chord to another and improve your rhythm playing – they also hold the key to how music works theoretically.
To see all lessons in the beginner course, go to Beginner Guitar Course
What exercises should you practice to warm-up and improve your technique? How do you understand and change the key of a chord progression of a song?
A beginner need guidance more than anyone, check out these easy to follow video lessons as a preview of what awaits in the course: Beginner Guitar Lessons
‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘One More Cup Of Coffee’, ‘Redemption Song’, ‘Rewind’. ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Talking About A Revolution’, ‘Time Of Your Life’, and ‘Wonderwall’.
To preview each song, go to Beginner Acoustic Songs
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