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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Three Shape - Exercise 1

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[MUSIC]
We've got a few little exercises here
to try to further, you know solidify the
concept of these three chord shapes.
And, and I think they're very important
for for moving on, as far as, you know,
opening up the finger board with
flatpicking and, and playing bluegrass.
And our three chord shapes.
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The way I showed that there's an F shape
there and the A shape.
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And our one, four, five.
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Different ways to use them.
I've got a, a, this first exercise deals
with all the G chords.
You know here's, here's another way to
think about these three shapes and
why they're important.
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So we've got our basic-
[MUSIC]
Shape there.
We're just gonna pay attention to the top
three strings here.
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So there's the F shape,
the top of the F shape.
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For that G chord there.
And then using our D shape, we're gonna
play this next G chord up here
starting with our index finger on the
seventh fret of the third string.
[MUSIC]
All right.
And then the next G chord that happens up
the neck
[COUGH] starts with the ring finger on the
12th fret of the third string.
[MUSIC]
And so that's how these,
these chord forms move up.
[MUSIC]
And so here's a little exercise.
I'll show you this at 65 beats a minute.
[SOUND]
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And the same kinda thing.
If you just stream a little bit before you
get into it.
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It's,
it's gonna help all these things sorta
feel better rhythmically.
So here we go.
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One more time.
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All right,
so let me talk through that a little bit
slower.
The first measure.
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Is this small,
little musical ideas for each chord form.
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There's that F shape.
Here's this D-shape.
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The first time I did it I
played with this form here.
[MUSIC]
But I had to, to stretch there.
So I wanna endorse this one here.
[MUSIC]
Okay?
And then moving up to this chord.
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And I,
I showed you with the metronome, it's 65.
And that, that gets through them pretty
quickly.
But that, that's point of these little
exercises.
This is just sorta get familiar with where
those-
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Where those are on the finger board.
And, and these you know, the, the
importance of this you know, for
bluegrass is we're gonna play a lot of
songs in G.
A lot of songs in C, a lot of songs in D.
And it's you know, very important to find
these,
these chord chord shapes and clusters as
they, as they appear on the finger board.
And so we got two more to do after this.
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