Guitar Chord Progression #7

Today’s progression highlights the role of the V chord resolving to the I major tonic chord (Gsus13 to Cmaj7 in this case).  Hearing this resolution just feels “right”, and if you stack up that V chord, which I’ve done here to a suspended 13th degree, you can really enhance that V tension. Take a listen:

There’s also the inclusion of an A minor vi chord (the relative minor of C major) which helps collapse the progression nicely into that V chord. A little conventional and a little predictable, but a sequence that you can add in to your songs when you need it.

The chords are simple…

G suspended 13 (Gsus13) open chord

G suspended 13 (Gsus13) open chord

C major 7 (Cmaj7) open chord

C major 7 (Cmaj7) open chord

A minor (Am) open chord

A minor (Am) open chord

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3 Responses to Guitar Chord Progression #7

  1. GreenAsJade says:

    Very “David Bowie” somehow…

    • fretjam says:

      Oops. I hope I didn’t rip off one of his progressions without realising! Or did you mean Bowie-esque? Esque is good!

  2. GreenAsJade says:

    Esque, esque, I mean esque! 🙂

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