Guitar Lesson – Nashville Numbers (Chord Progression Theory)

Explaination of nashville numbers and a lesson on chord progression scheme.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. disneypassholder says:

    @AliArsalan89 In my comment, III is capital roman numerals for 3, meaning the chord from the clarification in the i (minor) scale, that form the triad built from the 3rd scale degree, form a major scale. Look at A minor. The 3rd scale degree is C. I used a capital III since the key signature for a minor has no sharps, and no flats, the C triad, in A minor, is major. I used a lower case iv, denoting that the 4th scale degree is a minor chord, 5th minor, and 6th major (because it’s capital, again).

  2. AliArsalan89 says:

    @disneypassholder 1(minor) 2(diminished) 3? 4? 5? 6? 7?

  3. disneypassholder says:

    @AliArsalan89 In music scheme, these are referred to as “scale degrees”, and the chords associated with each scale degree have a certain quality. The chords can still be referred to by their scale degree number, and quality, in a minor key.
    The chords are referred to in roman numerals, and are lower or upper case to designate major or minor, with a degree symbol to denote diminished. Therefore, the triad chords built on the degrees of a minor scale would be: i, ii(dim), III, iv, v, VI, VII.

  4. airsqua11 says:

    dude, thanks for your guitar lessons. i’ve learned a lot form you..what model of takamine guitar are you using? how much? what can you say about takamine guitar? excellent?

  5. silvertone25 says:

    dude thank you so much man, I now see the light. I like the way you teach it, it makes sooo much since now.

  6. Feet4hands says:

    Fantastic lesson for us beginners. Thanks a lot.

  7. netstepb says:

    Well done!!! I am self taught and learned this the hard way/long way. But I know it now!! Thanks

  8. AliArsalan89 says:

    What about in a minor key ???? Nashville Number system

  9. joshhorne says:

    @JegasJames What part confused you? It’s really simple once you catch on. I reckon everyone should learn this stuff. It will make anyone an even better player. What part lost you? I force can help.

  10. joshhorne says:

    very excellent explanation. Not many people can simplify this stuff the way you have. Excellent going, bro.

  11. DudeWheresMyDeLorean says:

    “Once upon a time, you dressed so fine…” Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone uses this method to the letter.

  12. 077mrwoodbury says:

    yo your the best one yet. made it so simple. thanks bro.

  13. gauldgalliersuk says:

    Cool accent. Are you from South Carolina??

  14. aprizigl says:

    dude, thanks so much!!!! this is the best explanation ever! thank you thank you thank you.. way to share your talent!

  15. JegasJames says:

    I’m so confused but I do have I’m by no means going to be able to learn this

  16. Sh3lz123 says:

    dominant 5 would be better

  17. maxandpunk says:

    Nice Job Aaron you do Teach very well….A small correction. When you really document songs using the Nashville Number System, all chords are assumed magor unless otherwise notated with a dash. for model a 2 minor chord would be notated as 2-… I would be Honored if you would check out my book “Song Charting Made Simple” (Hal Leonard Publishing) is is becoming widely available, but is still new.

  18. reinheart767 says:

    I was wedged on this stuff… this clarified it, thank you very much.

  19. Tranquil787 says:

    @jcuchiara yea ive been studying alot of music scheme. its helping alot. im having distress with writing a fantastic solo now. i can improve on anything and its ok. im feeling limited with what im coming up with though. most chords that just have the 1 3 5 and thats a major chord. anything you add on to that is just different voicings giving it another feel. i don’t use many unadorned chords in my songs. sounds to bland to me. he should do a lesson on advanced music scheme

  20. jcuchiara says:

    @Tranquil787 Excellent eye / ear. It is a c add 9 because of the d at the 3rd fret of the b string. It still gives a major type quality and is often terrified in as the 4 chord. This doesn’t take anything away from a solid explanation of diatonic chord scheme. I would add that you can build those chords from the clarification in the major scale, starting at the root of the chord and skipping every other note. Its simpler to see this in the key of C ( CDEFGABC )1 CEG,2 DFA, 3 EGB, 4 FAC, 5GBD, 6 ACE, 7 BDF

  21. njabraham85 says:

    a guitargod send !!

  22. fishy0salmon says:

    I’ve been following your videos…thanks for everything so far and please keep it up. These are brilliant practical and theoretical lessons that are extremely simple to follow.

    How do i give you money…i.e instructional vids?

  23. LanceMetal says:

    awesome vid 5*

  24. Tranquil787 says:

    dude his c chord looks like a c add 9. is it just me?

  25. pizzamann54 says:

    If you’re not teaching music you should really reckon about doing it. Thanks

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