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DONT STOP BELIEVIN

WHAT WILL I BE THE CHORD


LEARNING? PROGRESSION
Today you will have the exciting opportunity
to learn how to play a classic rock icon on
Dont Stop Believing uses one of the most
the electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. We
classic chord progression: The I-V-vi-IV. This
will be learning the song in the key of G
means that the song uses the same chords over
Major.
and over again. You can rearrange the order of
the chords any way youd like to create a new
song.

THE BASICS

|The acoustic guitar |


I V
G Major Chord D Major Chord

vi IV
E Minor Chord C Major Chord
| The electric guitar |

^ What chords are in the I-V-vi-IV ^ chord progression in


the key of G Major?

BASS VS. ACOUSTIC


| The bass guitar |
The chords listed above will be a little different on
the bass, than on the acoustic or electric guitars.
Instead of strumming full chords, you will be
plucking the roots of the chords based on strings.
Notice that the acoustic and electric guitars have
6 strings, while bass guitars have 4 strings. Electric
guitars also have a series of knobs and switches
that control its volume, pickup, and tone.
I V vi IV
G MAJOR D MAJOR E MINOR C MAJOR
CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD

BASS GUITAR ROOTS


(SEE SEPARATE HANDOUT)

I Open G string V Open D String

Vi Open E string IV A string with third fret barred

HOW TO EXTEND YOUR EXPERIENCE?


CONTECT WITH US!
Erins Portfolio: http://erindixon.weebly.com/
Howards Portfolio: http://howardkimmusic.weebly.com/
Ailishs Portfolio: http.com//ailishhall.weebly.com
Vanessas Portfolio: http://vanessasiracusa.weebly.com/
LEARN HOW TO PLAY...
I Love Rock n Roll with Erin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ie4Xku48k
Body Like a Back Road with Ailish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gWOIsI2TbU
Love Story with Vanessa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em-iB1UY7aM