Chord Creation

Group guitar class taught by Arianna Powell

1 hour per week · intermediate

An 8 week boot camp for guitar chords: theory, triads, inversions, 7th chords, extensions and alterations. Learn how all chords are constructed and where to play them on the guitar. When you're making music, it’s helpful to know which colors you’re adding to your palate before you even begin. This course will demonstrate the vast array of chord choices and how to make interesting and unique progressions!

What's included

Video chat lessons

Learn and ask questions with Arianna Powell every week.

Lesson replays

Unlimited access to recordings from class.

Private community

Practice with people who share your love of guitar.

Taught by Arianna Powell
Teaching on Til since 2022

4.93 · 138 students · 75 lessons

I’m a touring and session guitarist who has most notably played with Olivia Rodrigo, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas, American Idol, Nick Jonas and more. Although a sidewoman by trade, I’m passionate about solo guitar playing and a lover of all genres from folk to jazz, indie to R&B.
What you'll do


Construct chords anywhere on the guitar by understanding music theory. Learn how different chords function within a key to inform your songwriting, chord melodies and/or music production choices!


Learn all basic chord qualities: major, minor, augmented & diminished. Learn to play in multiple locations on the fretboard.

7th Chords

Learn all 7th chord qualities: major 7, dominant 7, minor 7, half diminished 7, diminished 7 and some lesser used 7th chords including augmented major 7 and minor major 7 in various locations on the guitar.


Learn first, second and third inversion chords and how to find them on the neck. Learn how to add them to your playing to add movement and interest.

Color Tones, Extensions and Alterations

Learn how to play sus2, sus4, 6, add9, 9th, 11th and 13th chords in various voicings on the guitar. Learn popular alterations like #11, b5, #5, b9, #9 chords and how to include them in your guitar playing to add tension and intrigue.

Composition and Improvisation

Learn to string together your own unique chord progressions to improve your songwriting, chord melodies, production and improvisation!

Who you are
You should have the ability to play basic open chord shapes and the ability to play some barre chords. Beginners are welcome but might find the class challenging. We will cover lots of music theory from the ground up, therefore you can begin the course with no knowledge at all!
What to bring
Just yourself and a guitar!
4.9 (17 reviews)
Ryan Gresh
October 2023

Arianna‘s class is amazing and highly recommended if you want to further guitar playing exploration. Every class was extremely well thought out, always engaging, and had great cohesion of concepts throughout every class. It’s more reminiscent of a Music Conservatory Masterclass than your typical basic online class!

October 2023

Arianna definitely has this great way of teaching; I have learned so much from her. She is totally recommended!

October 2023

Fantastic. I've been looking for a course like this for some time. Thanks so much Arianna!

October 2023

Wonderful artist and teacher! Hoping for more content from her in the future!

October 2023

This is top quality teaching. I have a degree in guitar education and have had some great mentors over the years. Arianna is as good or better than all of them in her knowledge of harmony and theory as well as personality. I highly recommend anything she does at your level.

John Oliver Hernandez
October 2023

Wish I learned from Arianna when I first started guitar. such a great instructor! thank you so much for the guidance

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