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

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[MUSIC]
Okay, we are back here.
We are gonna do changing chords with G,
we move onto G.
We've done E and A, so
we are moving on here
with the hybrid technique
with two fingers.
And we're gonna go through G and then
changing into C and D positions with this.
Doing the 1, 4, 5, which is G, C, and D.
So we're gonna get into this, and
what we're gonna do is similar
what we did with w E and A.
We're gonna do, where we're grabbing
two strings [SOUND] together,
with this middle and ring finger.
So the same with G,
we're gonna do low string
[MUSIC].
And then we're gonna be working
with the open G and the open D.
[MUSIC]
So we're gonna hit
these two strings together.
[MUSIC]
And
then we're gonna work with the D
string and the middle finger.
So we're gonna hit [COUGH] the low G,
[MUSIC]
then the open G and
D together with the two middle fingers.
And then with the middle
finger we're gonna do this
lick [COUGH] on the D string.
[MUSIC]
And there's a pull off in there too,
which we're gonna utilize.
So that lick is gonna be like this
[MUSIC].
And then we're gonna pull off
with the first finger so.
[MUSIC]
So, that's gonna be
[MUSIC].
Then we're going to go back and
hit the low G string.
[MUSIC]
In the style that we've been doing
the whole time here,
we're kinda targeting these notes
[MUSIC]
to keep that rhythm going, to keep that
flow going and to keep that
country vein that we are doing.
So with that being said, we're also
gonna do this little slide to resolve
that little phrase and
get back to the next one.
So this whole thing will be
[MUSIC].
So we're gonna
[MUSIC]
we're gonna slide into the third of G,
which is
[MUSIC]
part of that cord.
[MUSIC]
We're gonna slide from the B flat note
up to the B
[MUSIC]
and then hit these strings to resolve
that.
So that will go like this
from the whole thing
[MUSIC]
now I'm kinda sliding into that
G too when I resolve that first phrase.
So I'm going
[MUSIC]
and
that completes
that phrase.
So low G, [SOUND] pluck the two,
the G and the D together,
pull off from E to D,
[MUSIC]
F [SOUND] E [SOUND] D.
So
[MUSIC].
And the whole time we're pedaling
off that low G note, so
[MUSIC]
and then slide [SOUND] so
that's that whole phrase.
So
[MUSIC].
And then, once we get that together, then
when we go to C, we're gonna do the same
kind of thing we did when we went to the
B-chord when we were in E and doing this.
So
[MUSIC].
We're gonna
use this block
chord
[MUSIC]
We're just gonna
move it up to C so
that'll sound
like this
[MUSIC].
So we went to
C, I slid up
into that to
B flat
[MUSIC]
a little
[MUSIC]
like a B flat
[MUSIC]
back to G
[MUSIC].
And when I went to the C, we're doing
this little, almost like I said earlier,
I kind of stole this from Marl Knopfler,
his little rhythm groove that he does.
But this is like we are really
choking this chord with our left hand.
So we're going
[MUSIC].
So we're letting it ring the first time
[MUSIC].
So it's ring,
[MUSIC]
two short ones, and
then another long one that rings.
So
[MUSIC].
And that's just to extenuate
that rhythm there so
what that is, I'm just sliding in
[MUSIC]
and I'm hitting this.
[MUSIC]
These two together
[MUSIC].
And then I'm going
[MUSIC].
And I'm just lifting
these up off the frets
just enough to where it stops the ringing.
So
[MUSIC].
As soon as I do
that
[MUSIC]
it stops
[MUSIC].
So
[MUSIC].
So we went to D.
[MUSIC]
I'm hitting the D,
low D the middle D note, open.
[MUSIC]
And then I'm using my first finger,
my third finger for the D,
which leaves the middle finger open.
[MUSIC]
For those notes, and I'm hitting
these two,
plucking these two with these two fingers.
[MUSIC]
The B and the G string
[MUSIC]
and then
[MUSIC].
And I'm kind of gripping all of these
together so I'm going
[MUSIC].
So I'm plucking these two and the pick
together to get all three of these.
[MUSIC]
And I'm hitting
these strings with this
[MUSIC]
and then back to G.
[MUSIC]
So let's put all that together and
then we'll play along.
Let's play along to
the backing track here.
>> One,
two,
three,
[MUSIC].