Chords In Keys - For Jamming

Learn how to find chords in any key and get started with jamming in G and C Major. The Unit 1 Practice Schedule is here!

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So is the pattern for g the same for c? If the same notes are played then the pattern is different

Welcome to the community Chris
The pattern is the same for all Keys The pattern is WWHWWWH
What is different is the Root note(starting point) the notes and the chord in the

Key of G
Notes G A B C D E F# Chords G Am Bm C D Em F#dim

Key Of C
Notes C D E F G A B Chords C Dm Em F G Am Bdim

I think there’s a typo in the second sentence under ‘A REVIEW ON BASIC CHORDS.’ Left out the third note.

[ mod edit - thanks for the alert, typo now fixed ]

Cheers, Richard_close2u

So why in an intermediate course are you referring to the G string as string 3 and D as string 4. We need to learn the notes and its time you started teaching them . Im in major scale master module Combining pattern 1and 2 Thanks. Otherwise Im happy w the course since the beginners course. Paul

Hi Paul and welcome :slight_smile:

Such parlance regarding string numbers over names is commonplace throughout the world and is probably a hard habit to break lol.

the relative minor of G is E, so you can make a transition lick or something to go from the g major at the 3rd-5th frets to the Em pentatonic at the 12-15 frets.

Just saying!

Same pattern for G major scale and C major scale - differnet notes.

Is there a handy chart for all the chords in a particaluar key ? For example i want to know all the chords that belong to the a major or minor scale (In the Key Of A…) ? That would be useful for the lazy ones :slight_smile:

If you look at the G Major Scale, you’ll see its notes are G A B C D E F#.

The I, IV, and V will be G, C, and D.

The II, III, and VI will be Am, Bm, and Em ← ? I don’t understand this yet.What is the formula for THIS ?


Hi the formula is as follows, diatonic chord progression in any key is maj, min, min, maj, maj, min, dim. So put your notes from a chosen key in front of those majors and minors and you get your answer why :wink:

Oh yes, now I understand this.It‘s so easy😁

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