Unleash the power of the Ebm – chord of the week

This week's chord of the week is Ebm. As we'll see, it’s a triad that lends itself perfectly for raw and powerful songs. Not so long ago we treated this chord's big brother; the Eb. We learned that the Eb is a just an E played on a guitar that’s tuned down a semitone. This also applies to the Ebm.

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Bbm the ideal sound for all your autumn jams – chord of the week

What’s lower than a B chord? Bb minor of course. Low, melancholic, and robust - a perfect fit for the drizzly vibes. We’ve selected some colorful tracks that will go well with your autumn leaf collection. Time to adjust your setlist to the darker days. Let’s start with the basics.

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Groove away with G#m – chord of the week

Oh yes, we've safely arrived at the more obscure-looking chords. At first sight, the G#m, also known as Abm, sounds a bit evil, like some aberration crawling out of the depths of hell.

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Eb is a rocker’s best friend – chord of the week

Eb is a rocker's best friend. Want to know why? Well, it's quite simple actually. In the past, a great many rockers were men and men don't have very high voices. So to be able to sing along in tune, without damaging their vocal cords, they tuned their guitars down a half step.

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C# or Db? Who cares as long as you can jam to it!

We have discussed almost all the basic chords in this section. Time to highlight the more advanced triads. This week the spotlight will be on the C#, also known as the Db. Now, why is that so? We'll give you an explanation below. Follow our Instagram for more Chordify awesomeness!

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Rock it hard, rock it slow, Bm always steals the show – Chord of the week

Now that we've gone over most of the basic major chords it's time to delve a little deeper into the minor differences. One of the best chords to play after the Am is the Bm. Do you know why? Because it's the same shape moved down two frets on the neck. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

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In case you didn’t know, the G minor is always there for you – chord of the week

From the Beatles to Damien Marley everyone loves the G minor (Gm). This chord of the week is a cherishable barre, and its sound lends itself to every genre. Want to see more Chordify awesomeness? Follow us on Instagram. First, let's take a look at the Gm scale.

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Hip-hop, blues rock you name it and the C minor’s got it – chord of the week

This week we tune into the C minor. Wait, there no reason to be sad. Minor is not always a synonym for tearjerkers and sad songs, on the contrary. From hip-hop to blues and pop, our chord of the week fits everywhere - and everywhere in between.

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R.I.P. Conway Savage – Four songs in tribute to the Bad Seed on Nick Cave’s keys

We all shed a tear last Sunday when Conway Savage of the Bad Seeds, the band of Nick Cave, passed away after a long battle with cancer. The man on the keys leaves a legacy of some delicate tunes behind which have to be remembered and cherished. That's why we selected four songs to play along with.

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Flatten your B’s and sharpen those A’s ’cause here’s another chord of the week

Remember what we said about flattening and sharpening chords? Yup, it's all a matter of how you look at a note. In this case, our chord of the week is an A#, also known as a Bb. The name doesn't change the sound, so lets cut to the chase. Here are some cool tracks written in Bb.

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