Chords Lesson

The Streets Of Laredo Progression

Difficulty: intermediate

By: Nate Dean

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Let's look at some common chord shapes found in a tune called "The Streets of Laredo."

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Chords marked in blue are changes to the chord progression based on either fingering or inferred chords from melody notes. The chords as presented below allow us to always hear the melody note as the highest note in the chord shape.

F6
FADFFADF

This shape omits the 5th (C) which is common