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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Three Shape - Exercise 2

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The next
exercise we're gonna look at here with
these three chord shapes
will be based out of the key of, of D.
We looked at the Gs.
And so, the next sort of important way
I think to use these is to learn how to
sort of see this out of the Key of D.
And again, again.
These are, these are ways I look at the
fingerboard and basic building blocks of,
of how to approach playing up and down the
And so this exercise, I'll talk through it
first and
then I'll demonstrate the whole thing in
So the first bar.
And, and
the reason I chose these notes, again
they're sort of all based out of.
I showed you how the major scales can
apply to these shapes.
So it's just you know,
three simple, musical ideas based out of
those shapes.
But again, it's, it's more about putting
them all together in time.
And that, that builds the technique and
how to use them.
So here's the first measure.
The next one moves up to the A shape.
Right out of that scale form.
And then the next shape up here,
this F shape, now we are moving way up
here for the D.
For the D, there is your high D on the
tenth fret of the first string,
but the shape is the same, shape is the
And that uses that.
Now we're way up here on the 14th fret,
with that F sharp, but
again it's based on that same scale shape
that we learned, some time ago down here.
So, here's your,
your one time through all the, all the
I'll show you how to practice this with a
We'll have the metronome at 65 beats a
Which will put an element of challenge
into it as far as
being familiar with these shifts and how
they happen on the finger board.
So here's.
Here's the metronome at 65 beats a minute.
[SOUND] And so play a little rhythm.
One, two, three, and go.
In time.
Keep it going.
Here's one more time.
All right, so
it's basically, that's the exercise in the
second exercise.
And once again keep all your notes clear
all the, all the,
all the things that we've talked about
left hand continue to apply, we want,
we want big sustaining notes and all these
So that's, that's why it's good to
practice this with a metronome and a,
and really get familiar with these shapes
and how they climb.
And so we got one more to do in this
little series.