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ab-kartalci

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Hey, I really am interested into learning how to make similar chord progression/melodies like the guitar in travis scotts "Yosemite" song, or his "Wake Up".(In specific )
What do i have to learn to be able to create chord progression/melodies like that?

What kind of music Theory/Guitar Style do i have to learn?

And which course/videos on this page can help me get there?

Thanks alot in advance! :)

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Hey, I really am interested into learning how to make similar chord progression/melodies like the guitar in travis scotts "Yosemite" song, or his "Wake Up".(In specific )
What do i have to learn to be able to create chord progression/melodies like that?

What kind of music Theory/Guitar Style do i have to learn?

And which course/videos on this page can help me get there?

Thanks alot in advance! :)

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Hi ab-kartalci,

"Yosemite" has a very fun riff that plays throughout the song. It features only 3 chord shapes, but the chords are a little tricky if you're a beginner.

In order to create your own chord progressions, you have to understand how progressions work and how chords work within a key.

Check out this lesson with Mike where he breaks down a I - IV - V (1-4-5) chord progression, which is a very common type of progression. Skip to the 1:15 mark to see where Mike talks about the progression: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=27922

The style of guitar that's in Yosemite is a pretty straight forward sounding jazzy / rock / blues type of riff using arpeggiation and the guitarist on the track actually uses a form of hybrid picking. Hybrid picking is when you use a flat pick as well your fingers to pick out notes.

The guitarist actually breaks down "Yosemite" in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ify2vBbuupE

I hope that helps!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

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Hi ab-kartalci,

"Yosemite" has a very fun riff that plays throughout the song. It features only 3 chord shapes, but the chords are a little tricky if you're a beginner.

In order to create your own chord progressions, you have to understand how progressions work and how chords work within a key.

Check out this lesson with Mike where he breaks down a I - IV - V (1-4-5) chord progression, which is a very common type of progression. Skip to the 1:15 mark to see where Mike talks about the progression: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=27922

The style of guitar that's in Yosemite is a pretty straight forward sounding jazzy / rock / blues type of riff using arpeggiation and the guitarist on the track actually uses a form of hybrid picking. Hybrid picking is when you use a flat pick as well your fingers to pick out notes.

The guitarist actually breaks down "Yosemite" in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ify2vBbuupE

I hope that helps!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.