Guitar Chord Lesson
The E-B-A Progression

Here's the next guitar chord lesson. The E-B-A progression is exactly like our previous D-A-G lesson except you move up the neck one full step (two frets). Again, changing the tempo or the number of times a chord is strummed before the change can make a significant difference in how a song sounds.

E MajorB MajorA Major

Just take for example the two songs I've chosen for this guitar chord lesson. Both songs start out with the same progression, but notice the difference in strum pattern.

The first is "Never Let You Down" by Third Eye Blind. The guitar plays E-B-A-A pretty much continuously throughout the song. Contrast that with "I'll Supply The Love" by Toto with E-B-B-A-A. They throw in a C#m in the next count, strumming A-B-C#m-B-B-A-A.

Obviously, you're not going to get the strum or rhythm down by just reading this. Hunt down the songs below and see if you can hear the chords being played. Then use the links to the tabs for some practice.

"Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind

A good supply of tabs for this tune can be found right here: "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind.

"I'll Supply The Love" by Toto

I disagree a little bit with this tab. Like I said before I think they start off with an E chord for the first measure, but listen for yourself and see what you think. You can get tabs for this classic 1978 tune right here: "I'll Supply The Love" by Toto.

Let's change the chord pattern a bit for the next guitar chord lesson - E-A-D.

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