Guitar Songs For Beginners – Popular Songs With Three Chords Or Less

Some of the best songs in the world have been written with just three chords.  In this article I’ll give you a quick top 5 featuring recent hits and some must-have classics, and the chords you’ll need to play them.

1. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
Bruno’s career is skyrocketing right now and lots of my own students have been asking to learn this one.  The whole song consists of three chords: F  D5  and Bb.

Here’s your chords
F   D5 Bb

Each chord is played for one measure.  It’s a piano based song, but if you listen you’ll be able to come up with a strum pattern to match the groove.

2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
This is a classic that always seems to end up in a jam session.  Your three chords here are D  C  and G.

Here’s your chords
D   C G

The D and C are played for two beats, the G for four: | D / C /| G / / / |

3. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
A great simple classic using these three chords: D  A  G

Here’s your chords
D   A G

For the verse part you’ll play  | D / A G | D / / / |
For the chorus you’ll play |G / / /| D / / / | A / G / | D / / / |

4. She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
This is from their first album, Songs About Jane and includes these three chords: Am  G and C

Here’s your chords
Am G C

The verse alternates the Am and G, one measure each.
The chorus goes C  G  Am  G, also one measure each.

5. Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash
This is a great song and these same chords with very few changes can be used to play a lot of other songs as well.  Your chords are G  C  D

Here’s your chords
D   C G

The verse goes like this | G / / C | G / / / |
And your chorus | D / / / | C / G / |

As with all of these, you’ll want to listen to song to work on the strumming rhythms.  Try playing along with the song until you latch onto the groove.

One bonus song (that’s actually a zillion songs) is a 12 bar blues.  Thousands of songs have been written with this exact progression.  It’s the I  IV  and  V chords in whatever key you choose.  Let’s go to the key of E – Your chords will be E  A  B7

Here’s your chords
E   A B7

And here’s how the progression goes:

| E | / | / | / |
| A | / | E | / |
| B7 | A | E | / |

If you’re going around for another chorus you can substitute another B7 in the last measure instead of the E.

A couple of parting notes.  Listen a lot.  To everything you can get your hands on.  And play along.  That is one of the best ways to develop good rhythm chops.  The second this is, don’t be afraid of that fourth chord.  Once you’ve played with these, go hunting after 4 and 5 chord songs.  Places like Ultimate Guitar are good resources to start with.


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Integration Of The Big Three Domestic Lcd Plans To Eventually Stranded – Medical Air Cushion

BOE (000725.SZ) issued a public notice that, because of “technical obstacles”, the three liquid crystal giants “can not be implemented to achieve the overall program, so far, no substantial progress in integrating three.”
This means that the relevant ministries led by the State BOE, SVA LCD with IVO Big Three thin-film transistor liquid crystal display on the conduct of (TFT-LCD) business integration program ran aground.
The integration planning related to the company include: BOE, Shanghai SVA (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai SVA Electron Co., Ltd., Shanghai SVA Information Industry Co., Ltd., Kunshan Economic and Technical Development Zone Assets Operation Co., Ltd., Dragon Holdings Limited .
BOE person on the “First Financial Daily” said that the program is only a temporary disruption, does not fail, and no end, now including the BOE, including the tripartite parties still actively pursuing integration. However, he did not say, so-called “technical barriers” what does it include the factors.
In 2007, the State Development Bank and the Ministry of Information Industry jointly promote, encourage BOE, SVA and IVO three panels will each of the Five plants out of line cutting, combined to form the unity of the joint venture operations, restructuring the new company, tentatively China Optoelectronic Display Corporation.
These people believe that integration of the domestic LCD business is very necessary. He pointed out that the face of increasingly competitive flat-panel TV market, domestic color TV enterprises lack of resources in the panel will be competitors strangle neck. Currently rely on a business to promote China’s LCD panel and flat panel TV’s development, it is more difficult, only a few together to complement each other, to promote the LCD panel industry. Therefore, to promote tripartite integration of the LCD panel industry in line with national development planning, also in line with the interests of enterprises.
The insider told this reporter, who led in the reorganization, the completion of restructuring of how their own interests after the distribution has always been an important factor impeding the restructuring process. It is also in a variety of factors, the overlap process described as “tortuous.”
Good integration of the tripartite development of a timetable, the June 28, 2007, BOE announcement said integration would be postponed three year in September, by the end of August 2007, BOE and SVA also announced that, TFT-LCD panel integration issues , the parties had reached a basic view, to declare the work already under way, but in late 2007, this integration is again stranded.
According to industry sources, over radio and television and the BOE’s main negotiating parties have been holding ratio, a new plant location have different views on such issues. In 2005, in order to compete for the upper LCD panel maker Corning’s site, the two sides had been intense competition, from which we can glimpse the different positions of the two sides.
The LCD market rebound in 2007, compared with an increase of this integration variables. Integrated solutions in the plan beginning, SVA, BOE and other enterprises have suffered substantial losses, which losses of 1.731 billion yuan in 2006 BOE, SVA and IVO have also been no profits.
But in 2007, LCD panel market is improving a lot of panel manufacturers in sales revenue and net profit are to achieve substantial growth, BOE has achieved annual losses, according to Display Search Data show that in 2008 LCD panel prices will continue to rise, and LCD panels were in short supply situation will continue.
When to start again on integration issues, to the press until the time of writing, the parties have said no.

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Lenovo, Tcl, Boe Compared The Three Major International Merger

From Financial Crisis, encourage Chinese enterprises to bargain-hunting with the Sun shining sea, overseas Chinese enterprises are accelerating the pace of mergers and acquisitions, more and more overseas acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions of major overseas have only enough information from the past year into a monthly news Even on the 10th.

However, both the cast and peace of the financial dream, CNOOC, the aluminum

Energy Rescue, or universal, Haier’s market position in its representation and influence are not worth the TCL, Lenovo and

BOE These three manufacturing giant’s three classic shot.

Year, with three major acquisitions, BOE move into the high-tech investment in the LCD industry, TCL step into the world

TV King, Legend among the list of IT giants. Momentary fame.

Today, the Big Three different situation.

Lenovo through the secret wedding month soon after suffering from the global financial crisis, Naoqi famine, huge loss of 226 million U.S. dollars in 2008, even the semi-implicit Liu are forced out of the mountains fighting, showing the severity of the fire. IBMPC business because of indigestion, Lenovo began to enter the “most dangerous time.”

TCL did not even had time to enjoy a honeymoon, they go directly to the pain of the marriage. Thomson’s TV business soon

Flat-panel television Squeeze under the stage of history, entered the losses. For several years, TCL’s profits are up is not the world’s Thomson and Alcatel on the hole to bring the company to ST for a long time.

In contrast, only the BOE’s LCD business also bring some comfort. Wind in the financial crisis could be launched line of six generations in Hefei, Anhui, and invest 30 billion yuan plan to establish eight-generation line.

What difference where to start, the answer is: motivation. Three different “why” to bring three different “I see.”

Lenovo Why? Help! Help! The beginning of the acquisition, Liu has not said why Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC business, until the completion of the acquisition and achieve profitability in the first quarter.

Liu has said acquisition experience, frankly: “The most important thing to know is what you do, why should the acquisition.” These words sum up well, but Lenovo Why, he did not really pointing to.

2003, the association encountered difficulties. Began in 2001, diversified development strategy is almost a total failure.

Lenovo had chosen the three IT-related sectors: Internet, IT

Service And mobile phone business, hope to open new markets, and then nominated the “Fortune” Global 500 ranks.

2000 8 months, Lenovo shares when the pass to win, get 40% of the equity, sounded the clarion call to enter the Internet; December, Lenovo has set up a new cooperation with the new Eastern Oriental

Education Online. June 2001, Lenovo cooperation with America Online, a joint venture FM365 website.

In IT services, Lenovo 2002, has completed 3 acquisitions, including the 55 million dollar acquisition of 51% of the shares Hampshire consulting; to 23.33 million yuan acquisition of intellectual Soft Computer Development Co., Ltd.; to 6,000 million shares in the hope that the acquisition Systems limited service company.

In the phone business, Lenovo invested 90 million in 2002, bought Xoceco

Electronic License, the establishment of Lenovo Mobile Communications Company.

The following three years, Lenovo has invested more than 1.25 billion Hong Kong dollars, which invested in Internet business more than one billion Hong Kong dollars, mobile phone and IT services investments were 1.5 billion and 1 billion.

But three years later, Lenovo has not reached more than 60 billion yuan sales target (this is the “Fortune” Global 500’s threshold). Not only because of the Internet business bubble burst in the face withdraw, terminate the cooperation with America Online, IT investment has been losing money, forced to sell the package as part of AsiaInfo Technology.

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LEED Certification Conspiracy Scam Exposed! Three Things to Consider before Pursuing LEED

LEED bashing seems to be very fashionable today.It is inevitable, and predictable, that once a company or organization achieves a certain size and influence it attracts more criticism.Indeed, LEED is getting its fair share.

Much of the recent criticism of LEED is rooted in a class action lawsuit brought against the U.S. Green Building Council by Mr. Henry Gifford, a New York mechanical contractor we first wrote about here in 2008. Mr. Gifford raised questions about the energy efficiency claims of LEED certified buildings and USGBC’s methods for making those claims.Perhaps because of his high profile lawsuit, now more often than ever before, I see articles with over-generalized, inflammatory titles like “The LEED Conspiracy” or “LEED exposed!” or “LEED is a Scam!” that go on to say that LEED buildings don’t deliver and/or that non-LEED buildings are just as efficient (or more efficient) than their LEED certified counterparts.

Everyone needs to calm down… To me this rhetoric boils down to a lack of appreciation for what LEED is and what the systems are intended to do. Let’s be specific, even if we’re being vague… The fact of the matter is that every building is different and that building green is a complex process involving many trade-offs and potential conflicts… One LEED certified, silver, gold, or platinum building is not the same as another, nor is one non-LEED building the same as another non-LEED building.

Indeed, I would submit that the entire Gifford lawsuit stems from the following single sentence in a 2008 NBI study that USGBC touted as proof of LEED’s value:

“For all 121 LEED buildings, the median measured Energy Use Intensity (EUI) was 69 kBtu/sf, 24% below (better than) the CBECS national average for all commercial building stock. Comparisons by building activity type showed similar relationships. For offices, the single most common type, LEED EUIs averaged 33% below CBECS.”

This sentence, because it compares median to mean numbers (an apples to oranges comparison), so pissed Mr. Gifford off that he couldn’t keep himself from suing just to call out the lack of care when making such sweeping claims.

While it’s ridiculous to claim “LEED is not sustainable” or “LEED is crap” as I’ve seen some people write, it’s equally silly to say, as USGBC has learned in the past, that “LEED buildings are more efficient than non LEED buildings”, without being incredibly specific.

Every building and its systems and parts needs to be evaluated individually and considered on its own. Some LEED buildings will perform and others may not… Building efficiency is an iterative constantly changing concept and inevitably conflicts and tradeoffs bubble to the surface that may not have been properly addressed or that lead to poor performance.

The following are three tradeoffs that may lead to unintended consequences in LEED projects:

Daylighting: Daylighting and increased glazing (i.e. windows vs. walls) is proven to save energy by reducing the amount of artificial light that must be produced by electricity. It also can increase employee productivity. It’s a fact, however, that windows do not insulate as well as walls, which can reduce efficiency, unless additional steps are taken (such as adding low-e window films to windows) to offset a high window to wall ratio. As such, buildings with lots of windows may use more energy than buildings with fewer windows.

Occupancy rates: Buildings that are newer and/or well-designed may have higher occupancy rates and/or longer operating hours than outdated buildings that are not well designed. LEED buildings are all required to be designed with Indoor Environmental Quality aspects applied to them, which are aimed at increasing occupant well-being and improving productivity. Some LEED IEQ credits require increased mechanical conditioning of outdoor air… the more occupants in a building, the greater amount of Co2 in a building, demanding more fresh air. Obviously, all else being equal, a building that has a higher occupancy rate than another will use more energy and electricity as those things will increase along with the number of occupants in that building and the number of hours that those employees are working.

Natural vs. Mechanical Ventilation and Indoor Comfort: Natural ventilation provides a high level of indoor comfort and is very energy efficient because power sources are not required to operate natural ventilation systems. However, with the new glass facade designs preferred by many architects, operable windows are not made available. This requires powerful mechanical HVAC systems to maintain indoor comfort to ASHRAE levels required by LEED. While the light levels indoors may be greater thanks to increased glazing, greater reliance on mechanical systems can lead to increased energy usage, even if occupants are more comfortable (and productive) as a result. Conversely, older buildings may not provide the same level of indoor environmental quality and natural light, but offer some operable windows.

What are the impacts of these small differences on occupant comfort, productivity and performance? The answer is it depends on the particular building, its occupants and their behavior in the building.

IMHO, LEED is an excellent system not only for understanding sustainability, but also for evaluating and applying the concepts of sustainability to buildings. More importantly, it is a system that will continue to evolve and improve over time… that’s the beauty of LEED!


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Three Key Aspects Of Aircraft Efficiency: Engines, Body And Alternative Fuels


To meet the demand of more fuel efficiencies in the airplanes, the manufacturers adopt a holistic approach and a multi-pronged strategy. The most common areas which have been focused upon are: body of the aircraft, the development of better and fuel efficient engines and the alternative fuels. The research efforts has been primarily aimed at finding newer resources that can used in an airplane as well as at the development of newer technologies which are more efficient, safe and financially feasible for airplane development.

Usage of carbon composites in the making of the body of the aircraft which gives it the required strength as well as reduces the overall weight of the aircraft has been a major achievement which is set to reduce the consumption of the fuel. Though the use of these composites is being done on a limited scale, this is likely to be a trend of the future aircraft manufacturing.

Similarly, there have been newer and better engines which are fuel efficient. There has been need for developing powerful engines since there has been a trend to develop larger planes which can accommodate more passengers which need robust engines. However, the general principle is that the larger or powerful an engine is, the greater is the loss of efficiency. The new technology focuses on reducing these inefficiencies and making the larger and long-haul plane engines as efficient as the smaller ones.

Another area which has been worked upon to incorporate greater efficiencies is that of alternative fuels in the aircraft. Many options have been tried in this regard. In place of the conventional kerosene fuel, the alternatives tried are the bio-fuels, methanol, liquid hydrogen and the high performance synthetic fuels. Each of these alternatives have their own set of pros and cons which puts limitations on their usage. While the synthetic fuels are high on performance, these contribute to global warming. The use of bio-fuels, which are environment friendly, do affect performance and therefore, there is a need to blend them with some other fuels which entails more costs. Therefore, there has been continued research effort focused on developing technologies which can meet all the requirements and also be commercially viable for sustainable usage.

Development of the alternative fuels will be a step forward for the energy independence of every country. It will also result in hedging the risks associated with the fluctuations in the global crude prices. Further, the growing aviation market will be able to offer cheap air tickets due to high efficiencies without compromising our environment.



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