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

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[MUSIC]
Okay, cool, so
I love this exercise.
I think this is really cool, and
I think it's gonna be very helpful for
a lot of you guys out there that are kinda
looking at playing over chord changes,
getting introduced to that, getting
these fundamentals kinda mapped out.
This is definitely the way to do it,
trust me.
This is just, the 1-3-5 kinda concept
in these exercises are really helpful.
And I think that playing over
these a little bit more complex
chord changes are gonna get people
to kind of see how this works,
versus just a 1-4-5, cuz you're
really having to twist your ear.
When that thing goes to the three chord,
you really gotta play
something that outlines that chord or
it's not gonna sound right.
What we've done there is,
we've built on the beginning
fundamental of just the simple,
[MUSIC].
Now we've added in a little bit
more rhythm and one more note.
So that exercise that I just did was this.
We did the 1-3-5, and
then we took it one step further and
played the one again on
the end of that phrase.
[MUSIC]
So
we're starting to outline
the chord a little bit more even.
So I'll just work this through
here one time and we can move on.
This is not, once you learn this,
this is something that you
just need to play to
the backing track as well.
So it's a pretty simple thing
once you can visualize it, and
that's the most important part.
So here's the E.
[MUSIC]
Ending right on the E.
Going to the G#.
[MUSIC]
Ending on the G#, the octave.
[MUSIC]
And then going to the C# minor.
[MUSIC]
So far
[MUSIC].
So that outlines that
chord just perfectly.
[MUSIC]
Now we're going to the 1-7.
So this is how I'm gonna outline this.
So we've done this so far up to here.
[MUSIC]
So I'm gonna hit that 7,
that flat 7, that D note, and
that's really gonna outline my 1-7 chord.
As we get ready to go to the A chord,
then the B chord,
then the resolve back to E,
so this whole thing.
[MUSIC]
And then A.
[MUSIC]
And we're gonna go B7 right here.
[MUSIC]
So just, 1,3,5,
flat 7, which is your A note.
And then
[MUSIC]
right back to your E.
So I'll do it up to
speed one more time,
and then you got that.
[MUSIC]
One of my favorite exercises
in the world right there.
I think that just is a great
way to outline those chords.
And once you get that stuff going,
man, you're gonna visualize this and
it's gonna, trust me,
it's gonna open up a lot of doors.
It certainly did for me.
So thanks again and we're moving on.
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