Guitar Smith Online® Blog

Rock in D Backing Track

April 21st, 2017 by

This week’s backing track has an interesting twist. The song can easily be played in the key of D, but the chords being used are 5 chords, which means they contain no major or minor 3rds in the harmony. The chords for the first section of the song are: E5-D5-A5. This allows you to play in E Dorian (key of D) or E Mixolydian (key of A). The chords for the second section are: G5-D5-A5. This progression allows you to play in G Lydian (key of D) or G major. It is this variety of scales that make playing over power chords, chords with no 3rds, so much fun.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *