Guitar Chords – Can’t Stop the Feeling

Understanding chord charts is an indispensable skill for any guitarist, as they allow for easy identification of which notes should be played and which should not.

Musicians do not always abide by one major scale when creating harmony chords – often “borrowing” from different keys to do so. For instance, C power chords can also be played on an A string as an Em7 chord with similar notes just shifted around.


Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake is an engaging song suitable for both beginning and intermediate guitarists alike. It contains some nice open chord shapes that can be played both barre and CAGED positions, which makes this tune accessible and fun. Simone has provided you with a video lesson to show how to play its refrain, pre-chorus, and chorus sections of this tune.

Pop songs typically use similar chord progressions between their intro, first part of pre-chorus, and chorus to create a harmonic and dynamic connection from one section of a song to the next. Furthermore, voice leading and verse usually utilizes chords similar to those used by chorus; this makes singing both parts easier without noting any changes in chord progressions; modulation allows this reinterpretation in different keys without altering overall sound of song by using minor chords for verse and major ones for chorus, for instance.

Guitar Chords

Guitar chords are groups of notes played at once. Beginner guitarists should quickly master them. To form one, first create the appropriate fretting hand shape before simultaneously strumming all relevant strings at the same time – often called strumming across. A three note chord called triad can also be written using Roman letters for root, third and fifth notes respectively (often written using Latin letters; rarely using numbers such as major 7ths or minor sevenths for chord construction) but these details vary.

Most songs utilize chords based on the major scale, but musicians don’t always use only this key when writing music. Therefore, it is wise to learn other types of chords besides those found within songs in order to broaden your musical vocabulary and gain a better understanding of how different chords relate with one another and what occurs when you add extensions onto basic triads.

Bass Chords

When playing at least three notes simultaneously, we create what is known as a chord. According to guitar music theory, chords don’t simply form by random selection of notes – each chord has an exact formula that defines its structure and sound.

An example of a major chord includes its root, fifth and seventh of whatever scale you are playing in; this standard structure for major chords can be found across genres and musical genres.

Minor chords offer another dimension to chord voicings, providing an alternative sound with their absence of major third notes, which gives chords their distinct sound.

Finally, suspended chords that contain both major and minor intervals can be difficult to learn; however, these can be immensely useful. When guitarists refer to an I, IV, V progression they usually mean this type of suspended chord progression.


Drums are an indispensable element in all forms of music – from rock to jazz. Drums give songs momentum while connecting emotionally with audiences; they can also set a rhythmic pattern for bands to follow or add texture and variety to a piece.

Understanding guitar chords will dramatically enhance your playing, even if you are a solo guitarist. Chord theory teaches how to combine intervals on the fretboard into chords of various qualities; its sound will often depend on which notes it contains rather than its shape.

Beginners should start off learning open chords as they’re easy to pick up and work in just one area of the fretboard. Once more advanced, barre chords provide more freedom across the fretboard – sometimes indicated on chord charts by “X’s and O’s”, which indicate which string should be played and which should remain unplayed.