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Watch the Ionian: Push It online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 30 Modal Progressions You MUST Know

"Push It" is our first modal progression in the key of E, consisting of two chords: the I chord and the II minor chord. The chords specifically are E - Esus4 - F#min7(add4). The tonal center of this progression (where the resolution occurs between the chords) is E.

There are some nuances to make this progression more interesting: using the Esus chord to add flavor and movement, pushing into the F#min(add4) chord on the fourth beat, and using a nice little sixteenth note riff as a turnaround to the beginning of the two bar phrase. Let's take a listen and learn this little gem. Once you have it down try soloing over it using the E major scale.