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Some useful shapes for the Major 7th chord: 1, 3, 5, 7
From Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' album. A nice short acoustic piece that is really cool to play, and with a sweet ending.
If you want to learn this song, try and recognise the different picking patterns first. Get familiar with each pattern you find and then crack on with the song.
The bit that will catch you out is the 4th fret note (F#) on the D string. Got to reach it with your litle finger. Hell yeah!
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 third note in the scale and is therefore position 3.
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!.
Really nice solo by Ricki Malet. A great way for guitarists to discover new ideas on phrasing and timing.
This solo is primarily using the C minor Blues Scale with a few little tricks here and there.
Lovely song to impress the people who say "can you play guitar? Go on then, play me something then".
The picking pattern needs to be played smoothly and with feeling. The pattern is series of three notes, played in bundles of three. The first of these bundles has an additional bass note.
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.
Some of the riffs form the classic tune from the classic album from the classic band.
Not completed yet, will add more later.
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.
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 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.
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.
Classic solo demonstrated in a couple of positions
Take your time and explore other possible places to play it.
I start on the 4th string.