The Secret to “Passing Chords”

For example, if you are playing in the key of F and you will be going to the “B Flat” Chord, you can play the F-Augmented chord first, then play the “B-Flat” chord. F-Augmented is the “passing” chord. You might be asking “How do I make a F-Augmented chord? The follow diagrams show the finger position for a generic (no I didn’t say geriatric) augmented chord. Think of making the F-chord, starting in the first fret, but note the strings as shown in the second picture. If you move this chord up two frets you will have a G-Aug chord!

Listen to the progressions below…

Stay tuned for my next lesson where we will explore the “diminished” chord and it’s uses!

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