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posted: 8/14/2003 at 1:59:08 PM ET
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on the guitar if someone says play a 1 5 4 (I V IV )chord progression are they refering to the first fifth and fourth corresponding notes of the scale?

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posted: 8/18/2003 at 4:37:35 PM ET
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i am pretty sure that, that means the first fret then the 5th fret and so on

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posted: 8/19/2003 at 9:35:43 AM ET
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No, no , no! The last reply was totally wrong.You were pretty correct in your guess as to what 1, 4, 5 are. It means that you play chords based on the 1st note of the scale you are in, the 4 note of the scale and so on. For example, if you are in the key of C and you are supposed to play a I chord, the notes in the chord would be C, E, G.
Of course, you just finger the C Chord. Hope this helps.

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