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Walking Chords

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When I say “walking chords”, obviously I don’t mean you should put a leash on your chord progression and take it out for a walk. Walking chords is bridging two or more chords with a single note run that utilizes lower pitch strings. We call it “walking” because, in effect, you are walking up or walking down in pitch one step at a time.

In country, folk, and blues music you’ll find opportunities to “walk” from one chord to the next. This works best for I, IV, V chords, but in theory, can be done between any two chords.