Most useful 3 chord progression for you

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  1. Stanford Guitar

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    Those chords are unlucky.
     
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    Gm Bb C (Muffin Man)

    Am G F G (All Along the Watchtower)
     
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    C-D-G, A-C-D or the always comfortable A-D-Em

    For some reason the first chord I play every time I pick up a new guitar is an open A. To me if that chord doesn’t feel or sound right the guitar’s never gonna feel right.
     
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    E-E-E

    ...and sometimes A-A-A.

    What else is there, really?
     
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    You only need one chord.....if you're Keith Urban!

     
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    Yep, that’s me, although sometimes I can get away with E, A, B.
     
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    I really feel like I'm the 'King of I-IV-V!'
    In some variation of another.
    It could be major or minor and in just about any key, with of course patterns in involving other chords within a song. But in my head it's 'all blues'

    I play old school R&R/Rockabilly, Country/Bluegrass, and Blues/R&B- it's almost ALL I-IV-V and using major and minor scales in the melodies and solos.
    For me the trick is to mix up all the genres during gig ( so folks don't pickup that I only know how to do one thing!)

    Our home address for 28 years:
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    So it's destiny!
     
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    This line has stuck with me. I still get a chuckle from it.
     
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    The backdoor it tighter.
     
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    D - G - A, my favorite I IV V

    D - A - E, the double plagal cadence
     
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    If you have a capo, you can change keys, and play the same chords forever ... in different keys ...
     
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    D, G, A7.
     
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    I-bVII-IV
     
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    Depends what key the singer is in. I try to play in the same one, as it tends to work better that way.
     
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    ii-V-I
    IV-iv-I
    IV-bVII-I
    I-VI-II-V (sorry…)
     
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    This∆∆∆ plus E A and B7. The other country chords.
     
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    Blues in "A," Barre A 5th fret, D7 (C7 on the 3rd fret) and E7 (C7 on the 5th fret.) There you have the blues with only two finger positions.
     
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    Hi.

    Stick me in the bVII + the other two camp too.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    I like IV V vi V myself.

    D
     
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