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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Changing Chords with the Boogie Woogie Lick

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now that we've gone
through the boogie woogie lick.
And now we're getting ready to introduce
changing chords with the boogie
woogie lick.
I just wanted to talk a little
bit about how this is gonna work.
So, when we do the boogie woogie lick and
we're changing chords.
We're gonna incorporate the B shape,
which will be the five chord of E.
So it will be like one
[MUSIC]
and then the four chord is A,
back to the one, and
then the five chord is the B.
[MUSIC]
And then back to the one.
So, what we'll do is we'll play
the Boogie Woogie lick and we're gonna
go from E [SOUND] right to the A [SOUND]
[MUSIC],
back to the E
[MUSIC]
and then right to the B shape.
Now when we do the B shape it's
gonna be out of this bar chord
which
[MUSIC]
we're getting a little bit more advanced
with our chords which I'll get into later
but dont worry about the chord right now.
We're gonna play right
out of the same shape.
The same box pentatonic pattern.
[MUSIC]
That we went over earlier.
And it's gonna be this whole step,
slide up a whole step and
then it's another whole step and
this box pattern.
What I'm calling that, is this
[MUSIC]
right here.
It's, to me it's a square, right here.
This string, this string, and
then over one, this string, this string.
So, it creates this box.
So I'm calling that the box pattern.
Back to your octave to B right there.
So that's a pattern
that we're working off.
And we'll get in more into
the pianotic patterns.
But for
this lick that's what it's based on of.
So, when we go to the five chord,
and that's the b chord,
we're gonna work out of that pattern which
is the same one that you used for G and C.
We're just taking it down, from C we're
taking it down to play out of B So
when we do it in E,
that's what we're gonna do.
We're gonna play the one, four,
five which is E, A, and B.
And then that's the lick that you'll play
over the boogie woogie lick that you'll
play over B.
Starts right there on B on
the second fret of the A string.
So, I just wanna preference this before
we get into changing the chords.
One other thing is when it
does the turn around,
which means when we play
through this sequence of-
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
So that last part
was the turnaround.
It went to a quick five chord.
So it went [SOUND], so
that's covering
[MUSIC]
and then it starts over again [SOUND].
So that little turnaround there,
what you do to cover that,
because the lick doesn't exactly
work over that fast turnaround.
What you do there is, you play this.
You play the same, it's the same pattern.
[MUSIC]
So it's one, three, five.
Three, which is the same whole step
pattern we've been working on.
So this is it really slow.
We're covering the E chord.
[MUSIC]
And then we're covering the B.
[MUSIC]
and then right back to E.
[MUSIC]
and
then the progression starts
over fresh right there.
So that's how you play over that turn
around and that sounds like this.
Coming out of that
[MUSIC]
and then right back into
the progression of the lick.
So, that is incorporating that B
position and the turn around for
what we are getting ready to do
coming up in the chord changes.
Now the next chord that
we haven't gone over,
as far as changing chords coming up,
when we do the C section.
Of this lesson the C portion
we're gonna do the one,
four, five is C, F, and G.
So what we're gonna do is,
we're gonna incorporate the F
lick in this section also preceeding
the chord changes with tracks that
are coming up that you'll play along to.
So, what that's gonna
be is we're doing one.
[MUSIC]
And then it drops down to the four
chord which is your next chord F.
And we're gonna play right out of F.
And F is the first,
you're gonna put your first finger on
the first fret of the low E string.
And you're gonna play the same pattern
that you just played in C and G.
It's gonna be the same pattern.
[MUSIC]
Right
back to C
[MUSIC]
and then G.
[MUSIC]
And the same turnaround pattern is
going to be incorporated here as well.
So, what that will be is
[MUSIC]
and then you're back
to the top of the lick.
So once again, that covers.
[MUSIC]
Or with the basic chord that we learned
at the beginning of this lesson, it'll be.
[MUSIC]
And I'll just be,
just like with what the E and the B.
That turn around will be.
[MUSIC]
So it's basically the boogie woogie lick
without putting the flat seven or
blues note in there.
Which is
[MUSIC].
You're not climbing up to that part and
that enables the timing to work out to
where the turnaround is done properly and
it works out properly.
So that's the end of that lesson.
We are moving on to changing the chords.
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