Best Piano Chord Progression for Beginners (by FAR)

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I use this chord progression ALL the time when I compose. And guess what? So do a TON of other composers! Why?

Because it's VERY versatile. As you'll see in the video this one chord progression can be used to convey a number of different emotions (emotional, catchy, motivational, sad, ect). And it always just seems to have a "magical" quality to it.

Now... why do I recommend it for beginners? First off, this progression is used in a TON of songs since it's so popular. That means by just learning ONE progression and really working it you already have a bunch of songs under your belt. So it's a great "bang for your buck" in terms of the usefulness you get out of it for the practice time you put in.

Also, by making a few simple changes (chord variations and substitutions) you can "modify" this chord progression into a ton of similar-but-different chord progressions very easily. As you'll see in the video, we're going to come up with 5 other similar chord progressions VERY easily just by changing the order or slightly modifying one of the chords. But you'll see more in the video.

Oh, and did I mention it's also VERY easy to improvise over (even if you're a beginner!) If you stick around to the end of the video you'll see because of the way this progression's set up, with a little very simple music theory we can make improvising a breeze. And then we can add a few "money notes" to spice things up even more.

Enjoy the video! If you liked this one, you'll probably also like my video on the very simple Jazz chord progression that's ALSO easy to improv over. Here's the link to that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmYHB8IBpnA&index=15&list=PLXufPPxby9p66nomvGcar6eebbwVJCC_C

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