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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Connecting Chord Shapes: Key of G

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[MUSIC We're back here,
we're getting into some
pretty deep stuff here.
We're getting into the thick of it here.
We've done all your major
chord shapes up the neck.
We've done our major scales
in the open positions already
in some of the basic lessons,
the beginner lessons.
So right now,
we're gonna cover the major scales
in all the chord positions that we just
went over in all these major keys.
So we're getting ready to get into it
here a little bit so just bear with me.
We're going to show how the scales
connect in all these different
chord shapes up the neck.
So I want to start with the G bar chord,
[MUSIC]
Right here.
So what I want you to do is just,
like I said again, I'll say it again,
just really, really focus on visualizing
these chords and these scales around them.
Because it never fails, I'll be sitting
there with somebody teaching them,
when I did private lessons.
And, I'll say, okay, play this scale or
play this little lick.
It's right out of the chord position.
And they'll be hunting around
trying to find the note.
And, I always just go, it's right there.
It's in the chord.
So, just really, really,
really try to focus on that.
If you're hunting and pecking around,
trying to find what note it is, or
something like that,
just remember, it's in the chord.
It's gonna be in the chord somewhere.
So to visualize these and
know these notes and triads and
stuff that we're getting ready
to get into, man, it's crucial.
And it's just really really important.
I can't stress that enough.
So the more you can visualize these
shapes, and when we get into triads and
some of the harmony stuff.
And that stuff, I mean it's really
gonna open doors for you, big time.
So right now without any further
due we gonna get into the G major
scale just right around this bar code.
And we are going to do is we are going
to start with our middle finger,
our second finger on the third fret of the
low E string, that is a G note [SOUND].
And I want you to see that right now,
this finger is on the third fret.
Now I am ready to go with my
first finger on the second fret.
My ring finger is gonna
cover the fourth fret and
then my little finger is
gonna cover the fifth.
So I've already got this span
of four frets without even
having to stretch my hand.
Naturally this just falls right there and
it's covering that position.
And if I'm up here,
it's covering four more, and four more.
And before you know it, in four movements,
you've got the whole neck covered.
We're going to get into more
hand position stuff, too and
how you can slide up
into different positions.
But a lot of that's based on these chords
that we just went over, so when you see,
you know, that you're kind of
taking up where one thing left off,
To build these chords and
they do a different position.
You know all of this stuff is going to
start making a lot of sense to you really
fast the more you do this.
So I am getting off track.
But let's get back to the major scale and
I will show you how this falls
nicely with your left hand.
We are starting here and
we're gonna go one, two is A.
Three is B,
four is C, 5 is D,
6 E, 7 F sharp.
And then one again which is G.
So that's a full octave.
We've gone
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, one.
And those are the degrees of the scale.
And then right here, it starts over again,
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, one
[MUSIC].
And then we're gonna
go back down starting
on the second finger
[MUSIC].
Now we're gonna do that one more time.
I'll do it just a little bit faster.
And we're just gonna go right
down the G bar chord here.
And what I'm doing is, to do this I am
rolling my thumb back a little bit here.
When I'm soloing and I'm really going for
it, my hand's up here.
It needs a little bit more meat
to really grab that fingerboard.
But to do these scales, you're kind of,
not to say a classical technique,
but you are rolling
this back a little bit.
And you're bringing this
thumb down to where these
fingers can access the fretboard
a little bit easier.
I'm looking at this camera because I know
that's the shot that is getting this,
crazy.
But so that's kind of how this works.
When you're playing a bar chord like
this you do have to roll that thumb.
You couldn't play this bar chord
with your thumb up like that.
So yeah,
do roll this back a little bit and
it's gonna give you a little
easier access to what we're doing.
So again, we'll do this scale.
Second finger third fret E string.
[MUSIC]
And you know sometimes
now when I get down into
here I am changing my
finger position.
And then
I'll do
it a little
faster
[MUSIC].
And sometimes when I get down into here,
I am changing my finger position.
Sometimes I am using my little finger and
sometimes I am using my ring finger.
So once I get down into here
whatever is comfortable for you,
it is okay to do that.
You are still keeping
everything pretty much,
you're not doing anything to where you're
shifting into this crazy position.
So as long as you are keeping
this starting on your
second finger
[MUSIC].
Right there, I shift to my little finger.
[MUSIC]
Cuz that seems easier to me to do that.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Okay, so now that we've
covered that bar chord there.
We're gonna move into this next position.
We're gonna cover moving into
this partial shape here.
[SOUND] And we're gonna start
on our G note, right here,
but we're gonna start
with out first finger.
And we're gonna go, we're gonna now
cover two whole steps with this hand.
So this is gonna be a big stretch.
We're gonna go whole step,
[SOUND] whole step.
So,
[MUSIC]
so now we're going up.
We're going two whole steps.
Whole step.
A whole step.
Whole step.
C.
Whole step up to E.
Whole step.
So,
[MUSIC]
and just remember to use your ear too.
Because we're playing the scale.
So it's do re mi so fa la ti do.
So don't forget,
I know you're trying to focus on where
your hand is going but
also don't forget to use your ear.
So keep that in mind, too.
This is about playing music, so
trying to focus on if you hear
yourself hit a wrong note.
It's the scale so,
that's in your head as well.
You'll be able to hear
when you hit a wrong note.
So, with that being said,
we'll do this other position here.
Starting on your first finger.
[MUSIC]
Okay, now that
takes you from your
low G string right
here, all the way up
to this partial.
So,
[MUSIC],
okay?
So now that we've done that,
we've connected open, this bar chord,
and then we're moving
into this next position.
Now I wanna start on this position here.
And we're gonna start on the B string.
And we're gonna go down
into the C position.
[MUSIC]
So we're gonna start here.
First finger on the B which is
the low E string right down here on
the seventh fret.
And we're gonna go first finger.
[MUSIC]
And
that'll be
our ending
note.
You can end on B, but to cap it off,
you can hit that G right there.
And there's not a G at the end of this,
there in the middle here.
So that's the scale around this, that's
the full scale around this C position.
So one more time, we're staring.
First finger, half step to C, whole step.
So
[MUSIC]
whole step, half step.
[MUSIC]
Whole step, half step.
[MUSIC]
Whole step, [SOUND] down to the B string,
[SOUND] half step, whole step.
[SOUND] And
then down to the E string, half step,
whole step to D, and then back down.
And now a whole step is one fret,
one full fret in between the notes and
a half step is one,
just from here to here.
So that's a half step is
a chromatic movement there, and
then a whole step is one
whole fret in between.
I don't think we covered that
in the beginning segment,
but I don't do a lot of theory
stuff like that anyway.
So we didn't go over that,
but that's what that is.
So we're starting on B.
Let's do this again, and
this is covering the C shape in G so.
[MUSIC]
That covers
that around
that chord.
Now we're gonna move to this G,
[SOUND] the A position G here and
we're gonna start on D.
[MUSIC]
And
you can resolve
like that.
If you have to go back down to this,
see how it resolve.
That's okay, cuz your G is there and
your G is there.
So to get these other notes to
visualize it, that G, that G.
It's okay to resolve in a way like that.
So, we'll do this again,
we'll start on D, with the second finger.
[SOUND] Whole step.
[SOUND] Half step.
Whole step.
[SOUND] Half step.
Whole step.
[SOUND] Whole step.
Half step.
[SOUND] Down to B.
[SOUND] Whole step.
Half step.
[SOUND] Whole step there.
[MUSIC]
So you can
see how that covers
that chord.
[MUSIC]
That
covers that
chord.
So now,
[MUSIC]
we're gonna go to this A shape or
what some people call the G shape, but
I call it the A shape or
the, like the Hendrix chord.
So that scale's gonna start,
we're gonna start that with our
little finger on the G string.
[MUSIC]
So that's gonna be,
and then whole step,
half step, [SOUND] down
to the D on the 12th fret,
[SOUND] whole step.
So
[MUSIC]
G string, half step, [SOUND] whole step,
[SOUND] B string twelfth fret,
[SOUND] half step,
[SOUND] whole step, [SOUND] high E string,
[SOUND] whole step,
[SOUND] half step to the G.
So back down,
[MUSIC]
and that covers that.
And then you're right back
up here to your bar chord.
[MUSIC]
Just like we did down here.
So we've got open, close,
this partial, C shape,
A shape, and then right here to the,
like I call the one over three [SOUND] or
the Hendrix shape.
And then that full shape there,
so that covers those scales.
So that's G.
Let's move on to, now we're gonna do the D
positions in the major scales of the neck,
so.
[MUSIC]