Against E Major
Use the video to try each tone against a ringing E Major chord. All of these chords are E Major triads [E-G#-B only], though there are some E5s in there too [no 3rd, just Root and 5th].
Try pressing each as many times as needed to figure out the hand shape and muting. Then, play each twice as shown in the training video. Then, experiment.
Progressions are streams of changing chords. As we have seen, they are written as chord symbols, typically above something [rhythm notation, melody, lyrics]. Our goal is to continually expand our chord catalog. We do this by using chord learning systems, a simple sheet of chords, or just songs that we like. To play a song, we look at all of the chords in the song [its chord inventory], determine which we know and don’t know. If we don’t know a chord, we find a version of it. If we don’t know an open string version [Chord Connect], we can use a R5 chord. By doing this, the song may not sound right, but is possible to play. Once we know all of the chords which need to be connected and have working versions, we go back and forth between each chord pair, until we know we have it. This way, when every chord change in a song is solid, the song will not break.