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

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[MUSIC]
Okay, we're moving on to C here,
which is gonna be a little bit different.
We're gonna be changing chords and
doing some hybrid rhythm techniques here,
as we were in the past couple chords.
Now the thing about C for
this kinda stuff,
there's really not a whole lot of open
strings you can use with this style.
So we're gonna continue with our a la Mark
Knopfler-esque kinda rhythm style here.
And believe it or not, Mark played
a lot of country, too, with Chet.
And was influenced heavily by
those kinda styles too, so.
This is something that I've kinda adapted
as a little bit of a rhythm style.
And what it is, is we're using
these block chords, which are
[MUSIC].
They're just one, five, and one.
There's no thirds.
[MUSIC]
It's just
[MUSIC]
like a block chord.
And so, we're gonna use C,
[MUSIC]
F, [MUSIC] and the only chord that we're
gonna do like we did before with G,
[MUSIC]
we're gonna use the open strings in that.
But C and F are gonna be closed position.
So what that's gonna sound like is this.
[MUSIC]
Now what
I'm doing there,
you noticed
a little couple
of embellishments.
I'm sliding into the C from B flat,
like we did in the previous lesson.
[MUSIC]
And it's that same attack, and
same pattern.
[MUSIC]
Where there's two long holds,
[MUSIC]
and then two short ones.
[MUSIC]
And then a long one,
so it's,
[MUSIC]
so that's that.
And then that's that technique.
So when we go
[MUSIC]
I slid down to F, so
[MUSIC].
And I just slid down, my middle finger
was already kinda almost right there.
So I just went,
[MUSIC]
and I just slid down,
[MUSIC].
I slid down with my middle finger.
[MUSIC]
And about right there, I switched to the F
in time with my first finger,
[MUSIC]
and jumped to that chord.
Now when I did that, I'm barring this
right here with the first finger.
And you don't have to bar the whole thing.
Just bar these three strings.
And then you're gonna hit the same
block pattern as your C with the F.
It's gonna be F, C with your ring finger,
little finger on F, 3rd fret, D string.
And then, bar with your first finger.
Now what we're gonna do is,
we're gonna lift this little finger up,
[MUSIC]
which is gonna give us this note.
[MUSIC]
Which is E flat.
And that's gonna make this an F 7th.
[MUSIC]
And
we're gonna incorporate that into this,
too, so
what I want is you to just play this
until you can really get it clear.
[MUSIC]
And that's a hard chord, but
we're gonna incorporate this in cuz
we're gonna use this stuff more and
more as we go up the neck.
So [COUGH] that's your F,
[MUSIC]
that's your F7, just these three notes,
[MUSIC]
but this finger's barring that, so
[MUSIC].
And then back to C, now we're
gonna do C and C 7th here as well.
We're gonna bar these
three and just go C,
[MUSIC]
C7,
[MUSIC]
so we've got
[MUSIC].
And you're gonna hit
the 7th on the last hit,
so,
[MUSIC]
so when I went to the five chord,
I went to the G, I slid up from F to G.
[MUSIC]
And that gives it a little
bluesy kinda funky swagger to that, too.
Just so it's not super simple just going
right to the G, so you can slide in there.
It gives it a little groove and
a little grease there.
So let's put these three
chords together and
let's play over the rhythm
track as well in C.
>> One, two, three.
[MUSIC]