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Nice 12 Bar Blues example using a chord shape that moves up the neck, subtly changing as it goes.
See 12 Bar Blues Strum Chords for the accompanying fretboard diagram.
Using Shape 2, known as the D chord shape, apply the 4th interval from the scale wherever you can find it.
In each case the 4th is relative to the root note of the current chord.
This lesson file compliments Applying 4ths to Shape 2 in the Key of D.
Some useful shapes for the Major 7th chord: 1, 3, 5, 7
This is a swiss army knife of chords.
If you are comfortable with this chord then give your self an M&M for doing the right thing.
Creating licks from the E minor pentatonic scale, then adding in the E Major Pentatonic.
Each lick is based on the melody from Eric Clapton's version that he performed for MTV Unplugged.
Get a chord, add an interval = new chord and new shape = new ideas.
Using shape 4 which is D shape, and using the key of D (D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#) I demonstrate adding the 4th in places near my current chord.
This lesson file compliments Applying 4ths to Shape 2.
Cool rhythm playing required for this song.
The transcript includes the bassline, so as a guitarist focus on strings 1- 3 for the rhythm and strings 4 - 6 for the bass line.
This Lesson File extends 3 Notes Per String Shape 1 - Triads.
View that if you haven't already.
To extend the chord to include the 11th interval, simply add the triad that would start from the 5th interval, 1,3,5,7,9,11.
Using the 3 notes per string concept to create a scale shape, within which you pick out the arpeggio for each starting interval.
This shape is starting from the seventh note in the scale and is therefore position 7.
These multi-octave arpeggios are great for testing your dexterity, understanding of the fretboard. The aim is to play the shape anywhere on the fretboard.
3 notes per string shapes allow you to find chords, melodic runs, arpeggios and other patterns, plus really fast solos!.
Using slightly different chords.
This is related to Gypsy Jazz Chord Sequence Warm Up.
Some of the riffs form the classic tune from the classic album from the classic band.
Not completed yet, will add more later.
I asked a student to name a song or artist that sounds like the direction he would want to go in...
...His reply was '
Ryan Keen'. I thought ok, I'll check him out. So I did, and I transcribed his song 'Interlude', form his EP '
Aiming for the Sun'.
This is actually a 2nd edition. The 1st edition was my guess at the tuning (which I got wrong - come on, it could have been anything!). I emailed Ryan and he very nicely told me the tuning, which is DADDAD, or open D5:
I like it when artists just put out short tracks or little ideas. No need to pad it out to make it 5 minutes, just keep it as it is. Short and Sweet. Nice.
I have included my thoughts on the fingers used to play the notes. See if you agree.