A simple, 3 chord, ii – V progression. I was strumming this late last night and it sent shivers up my spine! The open 9th (B string) on the Am chord really gives it that cold, distant quality, which plays off the warmer tension of the D7 chord.
As there’s no real resolution to this sequence, it feels gracefully lost, far from home. Or perhaps it’s just a bunch of chords stuck together… I don’t know.
Ideas for this chord progression:
- Try swapping the D9 and D9sus4 chords around.
- Sounds really nice finger picked.
- If you want to resolve it, try G major or Gmaj7
Any other ideas? Let us know – leave a comment below.