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Music Is Win's Tyler Larson thinks he's found most emotional guitar chord progression ever

The power of guitar chords continues to fascinate us - and Music Is Win's Tyler Larson clearly feels the same. He's exploring the concept of an emotive chord progression and what ingredients enhance it in the video above. Spoiler: it's all a bit post-rock thanks to the Friday Night Lights soundtrack work from Explosions In The Sky.

We're onboard with that and Tyler has some valuable tips to share on using octaves and triads in sparse guitar work to evoke a melancholic feel. But we'd urge you to explore further with our own lessons:

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Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.