Simple R5 Progression
A chord progression is a stream of changing chords over time. We can call a progression, changes. We write the chord symbols (we are using E5, A5, & D5) above a line with the rhythm [or melody/lyrics]. Use a down-strum to play these chords. For every slash mark, hit the chord once [what are called quarter notes] or hit them twice [what are called 8th notes – strum down-down or down-up]. We cover quarters and 8ths in this lesson.
Play this progression until you have the transition between the chords (plan ahead), while keeping it in time (playing the beats evenly).