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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Changing Chords: More Accent Concepts in A

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now we're moving right along,
we're gonna go into the key of A.
We're gonna play to the backing
track with this, too, same tempo,
changing chords one-four-five in A.
So we're gonna do a similar
kind of pattern in A,
use some of these accent notes that we're
kinda bending into and leading up to.
[MUSIC]
You can always use the D, the G, and
the C note here for this kind of stuff,
open string, open E, open A.
[MUSIC]
And I'm hitting the same thing,
I'm hitting the A and the D, the A and
the E on the second fret G and D strings.
So [SOUND] I'm hitting those together and
getting a nice pop there.
[MUSIC]
So that works really well for
this kind of rhythm style.
So we're gonna do a similar style
that we did in the E chord and
we're gonna go for
the A, it'll just be
[MUSIC].
So what that is is it's
the same lick we did in E,
[MUSIC]
except we're gonna throw that in,
which is
[MUSIC].
So I'm hitting open E
[MUSIC],
G
[MUSIC],
and popping the chord and
then hitting A again.
So that lick is
[MUSIC]
and then right back into it.
So
[MUSIC].
So that works as a nice little
pattern that gives you some funky to
do with the,
[MUSIC]
those notes.
So, now when we go to the D,
when we change to go to the D [SOUND],
we'll be working with the one-four-five,
so A [SOUND], D [SOUND], and E [SOUND].
So we'll go
[MUSIC]
So we're just gonna a little kind
of a rock and roll rhythm when we go to D,
it will be almost even simpler so.
[MUSIC]
So what that's gonna
be is we're gonna walk up
like we did in E
[MUSIC].
Go right to the D chord,
we're gonna hold these two down.
[MUSIC]
We don't have to play the whole chord,
we're just gonna play
these two notes [SOUND].
The A and the D note [SOUND].
So second fret, third fret.
And then we're gonna rock back and
forth from this.
[SOUND] So that's your pattern there.
So
[MUSIC],
back to A [SOUND].
So when we go to E,
we're gonna go
[MUSIC].
Do a little lick going into the E
[MUSIC],
right back to A.
So let's do this, let's play along
with this with the backing track now.
[MUSIC]