A List of 7 of the World's BEST Chords! (PLUS A BONUS!)

Most chord and rhythm guitar practice routines revolve around doing either exercises or song learning. Both of these areas are good routines, but they are routines that generally involve either introducing a very limited number of new chord patterns, or introducing no new chord patterns at all...





Learning new chord patterns, (especially unique "worldly" patterns) is an invaluable part of building a complete skill set for the best training on rhythm guitar. If you want to construct the most powerful chord workout, then you'll need to include the world's best chord patterns into your plan!

In this video, I show you a List of 7 of the World's BEST Chords! (PLUS A BONUS CHORD). This approach will have you performing unique chord shapes that sound awesome and work great for the next time you need interesting "worldly" chord shapes for either song learning or for composition.






If you’re a serious guitar player no doubt by now you’ve figured out that rhythm and chording are two of the most important areas of your playing! The better your rhythm is – the better the feel you’ll have. And, the more chords that you know, the more versatile rhythm guitarist that you’ll be.


Now, something else you need to keep in mind is how learning how to play unique and interesting sounding chords will end up setting you apart from other guitar players. And, knowing those chords will help you establish a sound as a guitarist that becomes unique to you as a musician.


So, in this lesson we’re going to explore some of these sounds across what are often referred to as “Peaceful” sounding chords. These are chords that offer a distinct sound within the music that you write (and even more than that), these chords influence how you play the music that becomes a staple part of your repertoire. So, grab your guitar, and let’s get started learning about these chord types.


Example 1). Em (add2)




Example 2). Am (add2)



Example 3). Am (add2) /E




Coming up next, I’ve got the remainder of this list of chords to go over with you... But first, I want to tell you about a special promotional offer related to my new; Handouts Collection eBook.



I wanted to take a minute to let you know, that if you want to learn even more about scales and theory I have a great offer for you.

With any donation over $5, or any merchandise purchase from my Tee-Spring store, I’ll send you free copies of THREE of my most popular digital handouts.

One is called, “Harmonized Arpeggio Drills” (it’ll train you on developing your diatonic arpeggios).

Another one is my “Barre Chord” Handout which includes a page showing all the key signatures along with a chord progression that applies barre chords.

Plus, you’ll get my Notation Pack! It has 8 pages of important guitar worksheets for notating anything related to; music charts, guitar chord diagrams, and TAB.

As a BONUS, (from my "Over 40 and Still Can't Play a Scale" video), I'll also throw in a breakdown of all of the chords that are diatonic to the "F Major" scale.

As an EXTRA BONUS for my Phrygian Dominant video, I'll also throw in a breakdown featuring all of the chords that are diatonic to the Phrygian Dominant scale.

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The add 2 / add4 effect is really unique and interesting because it blends the second and fourth scale steps against the root and color tone of the original chord.


When we bring in the open strings you’ve got a unique direction of intervals that helps cause everything to come together and sound really cool. 


Example 4).  Am (add2 add4)


 Example 4).  Em (add2 add4)



Example 6).
The suspended chord is another sound that works great.




Example 7). Chord inversions "Am/D"



Bonus Tip: Chord tone adjustments are one extra way that guitar players can use to stretch the usefulness of a chord that is in play. 


In the Bonus example shown below, the upper chord tone (from the "Am/D" chord, located on first string), is dropped by a half-step. 


This one easy move creates a brand new chord of "Bm7/D."  Try using this idea with other chords. It works great to bring in new sounds and new effects.




So, there you have it. There is a list of seven of the World’s Most Peaceful chords and not only can you start learning how to integrate these patterns into your guitar playing, but over time you’ll get a command over their sound. 


Better chord control means that you’ll be able to begin using them to compose music and get the peaceful "worldly" nature of these chords operating within any and all of the music that you’re arranging!


Also, keep in mind that because these chords will slowly start to integrate into your routine, you’ll have them at your disposal as a normal part of playing rhythm guitar whenever you want or need them used in a song. 


Get to know each chords notes, the chords' fret-board layouts and how to both alter and move them around. Once you have these chords integrated into your playing, you’ll start finding them useful in many different types of playing situations.



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