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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Outlining Chord Changes: The 1-3-5-b7 Method -NEW!

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
hey friends.
We are now gonna jump into
the one three five concept, but
we're gonna add the flat seven which means
we're gonna be outlining same concept,
we're gonna do one four five which is G,
C and D, but
we're gonna be focusing on the dominant
seven, which is your flat seven.
[MUSIC]
So this is what this is gonna sound like,
and I'll play through the whole thing,
and then I'll break it down for you.
[MUSIC]
Okay I'll do it
one more time just so
you can get that in your head,
and maybe I'll do it a little
faster this time,
[MUSIC]
So that's basically,
[MUSIC]
That covers those chords.
So, what we're doing here
is we're doing one, three,
five and
then we're basically playing flat seven,
six, five, four, to go to the C chord.
So,
[MUSIC]
So basically we're walking
right down the scale
[MUSIC]
Right to C,
[MUSIC]
And then we're gonna pick up
right there at C,
[MUSIC]
Same thing, one three five,
flat seven, six, five, and
then go to D and do the same thing one
three five seven six five one.
So that pattern
[MUSIC],
C
[MUSIC], D [MUSIC],
And then back to G, full octave and
then starting on the G octave again,
[MUSIC]
Now we have to play that a little bit
differently cuz we're on the B string and
it changes the way
the guitar is laid out so
this position works for the first three,
[MUSIC]
Same thing.
Same thing here.
And then right here,
that part's the same but
then we gotta switch to the sixth fret for
the F note in G.
So,
[MUSIC]
Now we're at C again, and we're doing
the same thing one three five flat seven,
six, five.
So,
[MUSIC]
D,
[MUSIC]
Right back to G.
[MUSIC]
So
I'll do that
again,
[MUSIC]
Right back
to your one.
Now we'll do the same thing again and
we're gonna start on this we're gonna
take this octave up the G
here on the A string
we are going to play the same thing,
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
I had to change that last one there just
a minute just for a second just a little
bit cuz I ran out of strings and frets.
So I'll show you that just
to complete that thought.
But this exercise so when we start here.
Now we're playing out of this C shape
[MUSIC]
so we gotta jump down like we did
over here since we're on
the B string we gotta adjust.
So
[MUSIC]
D.
G.
And then right here just goes C,
D, back to your G.
So that gives you a couple different
exercises to work on with that.
But I will say this, let me just,
let me just play you
a little something here to give you
an example what that lick can do.
So if I'm in G and I'm going to my
four chord, I'll play that exercise,
I use it all the time.
So
basically
if I'm
playing
in G
[MUSIC].
So you can see that's a lot of stuff going
by there, but you can see what I'm doing.
That's a great,
[MUSIC]
G7, outlines G7 right to C7,
[MUSIC]
To D7,
[MUSIC]
And of course we can get into all of this
stuff as the course goes on.
But that's a great fundamental exercise,
that's a great thing to have down
to where you can really see that.
And trust me you can't
practice that stuff and
not start seeing it,
and not get any better.
And just try to do it to a metronome or
something like that too to really
help you get in the groove.
So, that's the end of that lesson.
Thanks a lot, guys.
[MUSIC]