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Using the song Mad World,
going through the CAGED chords to play the song as triads on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd strings.
Start with C then find any other CAGED chord that is in the same area of the fretboard, then
Start with A.... then
Start with G.... then
Start with E.... then
Start with D....
Funky song with cool solo.
Map out the notes of the chords on the fretboard and make up your own like I have shown here
The main parts for most (not all) of the song.
Example of how to play this nice tune.
Of course, the Django version sets the standard of how to play this.
Lots of arpeggios and sweep picking.
Here is an example of the way I might approach the melody and the chords for this song
You can view the chart that it is based on here:
Putting on the Ritz
Introducing some ways to play this scale shape
This is going to develop over time.
Currently it uses the Diminished scale plus some arpeggios based on the V - I idea.
Experimenting with Pentatonic's.
Using a lick, we move it to the pentatonic relevant to the chord.
Then reworking the lick so that the LAST note references the chord.
This version is played on the first few frets rather than at the 12th fret.
Acoustic guitars do not always have access to the higher frets, so we need to transpose any riffs to somewhere practical.
Inspired by Guthrie Govan this is just the Pentatonic Scale but played very slipperily.
I have added fretting finger suggestions but as always, you have to be the judge in this and assess for your self the possibilities.
It is part of the learning process
Nice tune that sticks in your head for ages after you hear it.
Could use Barre chords and open chords to vary the sound i.e.