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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Outlining Chord Changes: The 1-3-5 Method - Mapping 1-3-6m-1-4-5

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[MUSIC]
Okay, so
what we
did there
was we're
incorporating
the one,
three, five,
which is
outlining
the chord
one, three,
five.
And we're playing over E,
[MUSIC].
And then we're going to the three,
which is G sharp seven,
[MUSIC].
And then the sixth minor,
which is C sharp minor,
[MUSIC].
So 1, 7, E7,
[MUSIC]
to A,
[MUSIC]
to B,
[MUSIC]
to E,
[MUSIC].
Now, this is a good
example of how the one,
three, five exercise over E,
[MUSIC]
G sharp seven, C sharp minor, E7, A,
B, and E again.
So again, that
progression sounds
like,
[MUSIC].
So a lot of people probably wouldn't
know how to play over that three chord.
They would probably play something like,
[MUSIC].
Something like straight pentatonic
thing that was not really fit over
those changes.
So the way you start approaching
that is with the one, three, five,
just outlining those chords.
And the simplest way to do
it is the way I just did,
and it's just your E,
[MUSIC].
Your G sharp, which is your three,
[MUSIC]
and your B which is your five.
So one, three, five,
that outlines your major chord.
So we're going E,
[MUSIC]
and then we're going right to the three,
[MUSIC].
And we're playing one, three,
five out of that three chord,
which is G sharp seven,
[MUSIC].
So I'm playing G sharp,
C, and E flat, [SOUND].
So,
[MUSIC]
that outlines that chord.
So we've gone,
[MUSIC]
and then,
[MUSIC].
Now, we're playing over C sharp minor,
which is just sixth minor of E.
So that's gonna sound like this, I'll play
the whole thing that we have so far, E,
[MUSIC]
G sharp seven,
[MUSIC]
and then C sharp minor,
[MUSIC].
And what we're doing there,
[MUSIC]
instead of
playing,
[MUSIC]
that's a major,
[MUSIC].
We're playing minor,
[MUSIC]
so it's,
[MUSIC]
that's a minor arpeggio,
[MUSIC].
So that's what we got so far, E,
[MUSIC]
G sharp,
[MUSIC]
C sharp minor,
[MUSIC].
Now watch,
we're gonna jump to this C chord,
I mean this C shape E chord,
[MUSIC]
because we're back to our one for
a minute.
So we've done this,
[MUSIC].
Now we're going to E again,
[MUSIC]
and I'm playing right down this arpeggio,
[MUSIC].
Now watch, I'm gonna go to A,
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right out of that chord, one, three, five,
B, one, three, five and then E again,
[MUSIC].
And then a little tag, so over E,
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over the B chord,
[MUSIC]
and then the whole thing starts over
again.
So that's a beginner lesson in just
using that one, three, five, and
playing over a little bit
more complex chord changes.
So you will use that for
the rest of your life.
And if I was going on to the next level,
we do it in these different positions.
But that's a great introductory
lesson on just how to outline,
if you're playing in this key,
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and it goes there,
[MUSIC].
That's a little bit more advanced but
that one,
three, five is the beginning of outlining,
[MUSIC]
that whole chord.
So,
[MUSIC]
E,
[MUSIC]
A,
[MUSIC]
B,
[MUSIC]
right there at E, back to E.
So okay, we're gonna move on
to something else, thanks.
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