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Dave T
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I'm learning the X X 4 4 3 2 form and want to practice going in and out of it with other open chords. Seems to me A, C, G are the ones I seen used in progression with Bm in popular music.

Are there other chords I should be including in my exercises?


   
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David Hodge
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D is a must, as Bm is the relative minor of D major. Also Em and E aren't bad to include in your practice as well. Two more that would be smart to include are F#m (you can cheat on this by using F#m7 - 202222 or x02222) and F#7, which is your Bm moved to the next lower strings (X44320).

Hope this helps.

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rparker
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There was a one-hit wonder about 15 years ago from the 4-non blondes called What's Up. It has a chord progression of A-Bm-D. Good luck singing to the high notes she did though. :)

A couple of Pick Floyd songs too. Comfortably Numb and Breathe. Oh, the Kinks did a song that uses the progression David was talking about with the F#m called Celluloid Heroes.

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Bm to G is needed for Wild Horses. that passage is so beautiful ..like music to my ears.

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yashicamat
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A couple of Pick Floyd songs too. Comfortably Numb and Breathe. Oh, the Kinks did a song that uses the progression David was talking about with the F#m called Celluloid Heroes.

I've always played Comfortably Numb with a B chord . . . for the progression but B A G Em but now trying Bm A G Em it sounds better. :lol: Learn something every day!

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corbind
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Funny, lately I've been contemplating learning to play Bm7 (x20202) as a substitute for the normal barred Bm (x24432). I'm getting pretty tired of barre chords.

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yournightmare
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"A couple of Pick Floyd songs too. Comfortably Numb"

--That's how I learned the Bm, right there. Just played Comfortably Numb for a few days and I had it!


   
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I would practice switching between Bm and D (need it for lots of Coldplay songs) , between G and Bm, for many songs, including With or Without Your, moving from C to Bm for many songs including Van Dieman's Land, etc. Not to mention switching from A to BM and back for Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees. Along the way, learn where Bm is on the circle of fifths and these usual suspects will turn up.

Good luck and keep playing!

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