Most useful 3 chord progression for you

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  1. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

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    That would be the one I play the most: G -C -D. Then I often capo 2 and play the same progression which then becomes A - D - E.
     
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    I-ii m-V7. Alter to taste.
     
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    G-C-D: the People's Chords. eventually, you are allowed to add the E minor.
     
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    Right now, the three chord progression I use the most is the A Dorian blues progression, Am7, D7, Em7. The Am7 flirts with Am6 but always comes back. I’ve used a two chord variant for a bridge, Em7, Am7.
     
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    GCD -- the country chords
    ADE -- the rock chords
     
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    Once upon a many-moons-ago, I was asked to come play mandolin at church. The leader told me if I could play G - C - D, and owned a capo, I was good enough to play with them. ;)
     
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    This. But to me both sets would be classic rock chords.
     
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    The country/rock template makes sense to me.

    Last night, though, a Descending line from C to D resolve
    C, G/B, Am, D fell together for a chorus - great satisfaction. :D

    if you insist on just three:
    ii, V, I

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Since ii V I is taken, i'll take the backdoor, iv bVII I.
     
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    I II V7
     
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    But if it isn’t I, IV, V, VI in any order it won’t make it on to the radio. Or maybe I watch too many Rick Beato videos.
     
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    I like to sing when I play ...

    C F G or G C D fit my vocal range

    ...
     
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    A & D for Waylon
     
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    AC/DC proved, you don't need to know a lot of fancy chords to sell a lot of records!
     
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    Em - G - D
     
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    The good ones are taken...how about I IV iv?
     
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    My chords go to 11.
     
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    And there's always the businessman's bounce: I-vi-ii-V.
     
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    Well, I have great news for you! They go all the way to 13 now!
     
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    Good for diaper changes too :)
     
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