D Minor: Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant

Course: Dominate the rhythm of Vals Pasaje and Vals Criollo

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Take a look at the progression of I – IV – V for D Minor. for the Cuatro This is an important chord along with its corresponding chords relating to this progression, specifically for playing Joropo related songs. In fact, we will be reviewing a song which only consists of these three chords, later on, so be certain to dominate the chords and progression. The progression consists of the following chords:

D Minor chord


G Minor chord


A7 chord


Have a look at how these are played in the video demonstration below.

D Minor: Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant for the Cuatro

A tip: as with all other chords, there are a number of variations that can be applied. For the G Minor chord, for example, a popular one is to include the E note by placing your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string. This gives the G Minor an even more mysterious effect than it already has.

Give the I – IV – V progression of D Minor a try with your Cuatro. If you want to take this to another level, then try and alternate this with the I – IV – V progression of the relative major being F Major.

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