Guitar Chords Don’t Look Back in Anger

One of the best ways to learn guitar chords is through song. Tune can help you transition between open position chords and give context on how music works.

Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger features a controversial chord in its bridge that has long been debated; upon closer inspection it turns out to be G major/diminished shape.


Triad chords are the simplest type of chord in theory, composed of three notes separated by an interval of third. Triads can be played on any key guitar.

Major scales can also be used to produce other kinds of chords, including 7th, minor and dominant ones. A major 7 chord (maj7) uses the first, third and fifth notes from the major scale to form it; while minor 7s (m7) add an altered seventh note that is flattened.

When playing triads, make sure that the highest strings are fingered so as not to muffle any sound by hitting lower ones. Also, playing each string or note by itself first will allow you to hear whether any are out of tune or don’t sound right, helping ensure the optimal sound from your chords when strumming together.


Chords are at the core of every song, providing harmonic structure and providing support for melodies. Understanding both Major and Minor chords are crucial skills for every guitarist player – whether you’re writing your own tunes or strumming along to existing favorites!

Though just one note separates these two chord types, its effects can have profound ramifications on their tonality, emotional resonance, and musical applications. Major chords may sound upbeat while Minor chords have more of a somber or sorrowful quality to them.

To create a Minor chord, move one scale degree (ie, semitone) from your root note and create a minor seventh – this creates the key element in creating more sad or melancholic tones. Practice several times until muscle memory forms and remember that mastering new shapes takes time and dedication! Seeking feedback along the way will make the experience both easier and more rewarding!


Power chords are a go-to choice in heavy metal music and other genres that demand powerful and loud tones. Their simple structure works well with distortion or gain, and can also be used across various keys – unlike other chords which rely on root and 5th intervals of a scale, power chords actually consist of two notes playing simultaneously – creating powerful yet loud sounds.

Many guitarists incorporate an additional octave into their basic power chord shapes to produce fuller-sounding chord voicings than root-5th voicing. AC/DC are well known for using this method when they require a massive sound under amp gain.

When playing a power chord, make sure that when using your index finger to mute strings 3, 2 and 1 (unless you are playing rock! ). Otherwise, these strings may vibrate uncontrollably and produce unpleasant soundscapes – something which takes practice to achieve perfectly! It will definitely be worth your while though!


Dissonant chords alter their character, emotion and tone while creating an atmosphere of anticipation for when the original tonic chord returns – a powerful tool used by composers and songwriters alike to heighten tension within musical phrases. G7 chords serve as one such “cliffhanger”, building up anticipation before its return – particularly towards C chords as one example of this trend.

Dominant chords feature both major triad and tritone intervals, creating an instantly recognisable sound. Dominant chords can be used to build tension and drive in songs as well as an accompaniment for lead guitar – Noel Gallagher of Oasis used them effectively on Don’t Look Back In Anger for that bluesy, swaggering sound which makes you want to swivel your hips; The Rolling Stones used B7 chords from dominant 7th chords into Heartbreak Hotel while adding elements from dominant 7th chords into Heartbreak Hotel to make its B7 signature sound – something Noel Gallagher would never do!