Now that you know some of the main chords in the key of A, we can learn another great guitar tune by Eric Clapton.

Here are some great ways to make your chord progressions in the key of A more interesting. As a bonus, some of these new chord substitutions are easier to play than the original chords!

Are you recognizing the emerging pattern? Many of our progressions began with a major chord, walked-down to a minor chord, and then played through a turnaround. This is certainly not the only type of movement or chord progression, but it is one of the most common.

We don’t have to introduce many new chords here, since the key of A shares with chords with other keys we’ve learned already. Don’t panic with the awkward E/G# slash chord – I promise you’ll get the hang of it!