Simple great sounding guitar progressions

This post is about simple but great sounding progression for beginners. There are times while learning guitar when one feels that the progress is quite slow and feels frustrated. Below I have two progressions which should help you jump those phases with great sounding but simple progressions.

1) This is for people who can play some tunes, but still learning chords. The progression is very simple to play and it sounds nice. All the notes are on single E string. Just watch the video below. The notes are F#, G, A, B & C. The strumming pattern is quite simple (up, down). You only need to strum last three strings while playing this tune. Once you feel comfortable, you can do some variations and increase speed.

2) This is for people who have learnt some basic chords. This progression uses Dm, C & F. The strumming is fairly simple (down), one stroke on the upper strings and one on the lower strings.

Let me also share my only original composition. I recorded this in 2001 with only guitar and adding some echo effects.

I hope you enjoy playing above two progression. Happy Guitaring..
I always look forward to your feedback and insights. So Talk back to me….

37 comments for “Simple great sounding guitar progressions

  1. sanjay barar
    June 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    hi thanks for this dear i always like that type of licks…today i was very frustrated but when your mail is coming than i feel so happy.

    please can you send me some basic licks and some popular songs and strumming pattern please i have need.

    thanks again dear.

  2. Anand Mohite
    June 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    You r truely great, thanks for sharing those two guitar patterns, what I need more from you is if possible try to explain it in step by step manner… like slowing down the speed up to a bit so that its will became very very easy to grase it at once… Its an suggestion but I know its difficult as well to add all these notes tied up on video…

    • April 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      Great thkining! That really breaks the mold!

  3. shailendra
    September 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm


  4. October 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Nice way of guiding. However, similar tutorial for some popular indian tracks will make it much more fun. However, appreciations for what you are doing.

  5. raju
    November 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    thanks buddy…….
    got ur mail….and the above single string sounds great….i learned at once……

  6. ashok
    November 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    thanks dude
    got ur mail and it is very useful to me play like this music.kindly show me how to strum moving with the song.noone is showing the clear strumming for any song.

  7. Somnath
    February 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Thanks Anurag…

  8. April 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Really… Awsome.. Raghuji…
    Can I get Basic Learng Guitar Vedios from U


  9. n nagaraj
    June 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

    thanks itwas very useful

  10. Amrit verma
    July 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for updating me always like a true friend. U and ur work is simply gr8.

  11. Darshna
    July 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks for this link its really useful

  12. Kapil
    September 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Helpful lessons for beginners like me.
    Thanks a lot

  13. sameer
    October 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm


  14. Anand
    October 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I liked both these progression,however they seems to much ease off while playing … thanks to you Sir..

    Also if you can send me few hindi songs to practise,it will be great if I get perfect tabs for them ….

  15. Rakesh
    December 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks anurag

  16. mohsin
    December 9, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I love dis Blog love it n fnx to the owner hats off to u. Keep it up.

  17. deepika kaushik
    December 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

    thaks sir

  18. rajesh
    December 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

    thank u very much…it ws realy helpful..keep updating..

  19. January 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    amazing sir ,
    great to hear the Bhajan, please keep teaching us u r great guitarist.

  20. smriti
    January 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Some times i feel to leave playing guitar, as i am learning it from last 7-8 month but unable to play a single song.

  21. Dhananjay
    January 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm


  22. Aakash
    March 4, 2012 at 12:39 am


  23. April 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thanks sir

  24. sunil
    June 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    hi anuraag , ur help is really appreciable . thankx a lot n god bless u.

  25. Vikas Ahuja
    July 30, 2012 at 3:51 am

    your amazing Sir 🙂

  26. August 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    thanks a lot sir…
    its very helpful..

  27. Anil
    August 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm


    I can’t see the videos, please help!!

  28. Jaggs
    August 22, 2012 at 10:16 am


    Thanks Anuraag, could also publish the tabs for above videos.


  29. Pawan
    September 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Thanks bro. this is something awesome i have seen on internet..gr8 approach .can u hlp me out with switching of chords ,i switch chords quit quick but I am not able to catch the tone .it sounds absurd ..


  30. Dev
    October 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Hey Thanks a lot dude. Your email really helped I learnt a lot from it. I just hoped that I could make you my tutor. Thanks and Keep up the good work…

  31. Piyush
    January 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    hey thanks, this very helpful for my practice and allow to odd one from my friend circle……… hahahahah

    thanks again, keep it buddy…….

  32. harika
    August 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Thank u anuraag.really helpful

  33. navvy
    January 10, 2014 at 4:56 am

    thanx anurag…..thts really a great lesson to keep one moving..

  34. jayant
    March 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

    it’s really nice..
    thank you sir

    September 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

    good lessons

    Thanks for guidance

  36. DC
    October 31, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Very very helpful keep mailing.

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