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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Changing Chords in Rhythm - Exercise 4

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The last exercise in this
four exercise little series here, we're
gonna be working out of the key of E.
And again in Bluegrass a three chord song
in the key of E more than
likely will have E, A and B7.
[SOUND] Those are the shapes we discovered
And so
what that sounds like in a four bar
And once again, I can't stress enough, you
know, all, all these notes need to ring.
As, as fully as possible and as you build
strength you'll be able to,
you'll be able to do that and those are
ways to practice these things.
We talked about that and one more little
tip I'll, I'll throw out.
As far as practicing this stuff,
is just starting to be aware of different
time signatures.
We talked about you know, the boom chuck
is, is one, two, three, and
four in a four-beat bar.
One two, one two three four.
You know nearly, with those three chords,
that particular boom chuck kinda stroke
discovering the three-four,
or the waltz time, you can double your
double your repertoire, if you will.
And it's different,
a different way to practice those those,
those rhythm exercises.
So back, like, to the key of G.
And, and so the,
the boom chuck in three-four time is sort
of boom chuck chuck, if you will.
And so the Waltz Effect in the three-four
time is.
So each bar gets three beats.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
You know, it's, it's just different ways
your left hand to get used to changing
those chords in different time signatures
and there's, there's a lot of great little
things that you're,
you're hands can kind of learn from, from
running, running those exercises.
I, I love rhythm guitar.
There's I, I enjoy the solos and I enjoy
playing the tunes.
But I really, really love playing rhythm
I love playing behind a fiddler.
I love playing behind vocalists and we're
gonna get into a lot of different
things later but we're gonna, now we're
gonna get into some tunes to play.
I got some songs we're gonna work on and
you can find more songs
you know learn the chords, find you know
you'll find these three chord songs in G.
G, C, and D.
Three chord songs in A, with A, D, and E7,
or A, D, and E.
And then in the key of E with E, A, and
The C: C, F, and G.
And like I said we'll, we'll get into how,
you know, why those chords
are where they are in the songs a little
bit later, but but just but keep on.