How to Transition Between Diatonic Neighbor Chords


According to ‘Diatonic chords are the chords that are derived from the notes of a key. You should think of diatonic chords as a family of chords all tied to one another by the notes of a key’

Wikipedia further explains ‘In music theory, a diatonic scale is any heptatonic scale (7 pitches) that includes five whole steps (whole tones) and two half steps (semitones) in each octave, in which the two half steps are separated from each other by either two or three whole steps, depending on their position in the scale’

The 7 Diatonic Triads are:

  • C Major (C): C – E – G.
  • D Minor (Dm): D – F – A.
  • E Minor (Em): E – G – B.
  • F Major (F): F – A – C.
  • G Major (G): G – B – D.
  • A Minor (Em): A – C – E.
  • B Diminished (Bdim or B°): B – D – F.

This ebook is a quick guide to transitioning between diatonic neighbor chords in a major key. It includes 8 pages of easy to read guitar tabs. Perfect for a beginner guitar player to learn the transitions and develop their skills.

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