Chord Progression

 Key of D

 D A Bm F#m G D G A

 Count 4 for each chord so; D 2 3 4 A 2 3 4 and so on.

 Next is a melody. so what scale to play? Grab your circle of fifths chart.

circle of circle of fifths

 Below same info circle of fifth only  flat

circle of fifths
chromatic scale for guitar

 D string lets start there. D scale the next chart  find D chord horizontal line

 This song is key of D so any string will work just play the D scale and every note will sound great, you can’t hit a bad note, unless you play the wrong fret in the scale. so, putting a song together…chord progression(circle of fifths) and melody (scale played at random) perhaps triads and for bass sound play power chords and for drum percussion slap body of guitar or palm mute