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

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[MUSIC]
Okay, we're back to major
scales around the chord shapes,
we just did G, now we're moving on to A.
And I've showed you the open,
[MUSIC]
the open position.
Now we're gonna do this
position right here,
[SOUND] which there's a couple of
different ways to look at this chord.
It's one over three, which is one, two,
three [SOUND] over the chord [SOUND].
It's your full A shape [SOUND] or
some people call it the G shape,
[SOUND] because of this [SOUND],
which that is, [SOUND] but
you would never play that chord.
So, [SOUND] that always confused
me why people called it that.
I can see it, but [SOUND] I think of it
more as just these shapes here [SOUND].
So, we're gonna start on your low A,
with your little finger on the low
A of the E string, fifth fret [SOUND].
And we're gonna climb up the scale
[MUSIC].
Go back down
[MUSIC].
So that covers that,
we'll do that one more time.
And this is the same as what we
did in G down here,
[MUSIC].
So we'll do that right here in A.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
now we're gonna
go to your A bar chord
right here [SOUND].
And that'll be starting on
your second finger at the top,
same note that we did here, but
we're moving up to this position.
So start on your second finger,
fifth fret.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
now moving up to
your partial
here [SOUND].
We're gonna do the same as we did in G,
we're gonna start on
A with the first finger.
And we're gonna cover this full,
two whole step span here on these strings.
So starting
on the first
finger
[MUSIC].
Okay, now we're gonna do your C shape,
[SOUND] and
we're gonna start on C sharp here,
which is your three of A [SOUND].
So we're gonna
start right here,
first finger in this
position
[MUSIC].
And now that covers everything.
That goes from E
[MUSIC]
all the way down [SOUND].
So we've gone from that
partial to this C shape.
[SOUND] Now we're gonna do the A shape.
Again, we've already repeated ourself from
here [SOUND] all the way to there [SOUND].
So we'll
start on E
[MUSIC].
You can go all the way down if you want,
just to complete the scale in your head.
So [SOUND] that covers that shape,
and we'll do that again real slow.
[MUSIC]
So that covers that scale there.
Now, [SOUND] we're all the way
back up here to this shape again,
so that covers this.
And we'll go down.
[MUSIC]
So that covers that.
And now we're gonna move on to E,
we'll do our E positions.
[MUSIC]