By knowing these 12 R5 chords, we can play 1000’s of popular songs. Whether a song is using these particular type of chords, we can still ‘substitute’ these for the chord symbols we see. We are moving the shape around.
R5 chords are neutral, so they work for either Major or minor chord. Our ears are smart…they fill in the Major or minor quality, with some variance.
We have 3 progressions in this session series. Here’s the first.