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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Major Scales in Harmony: The 1-3-5 Note Chords

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Okay, in the intermediate section,
we discovered that we have these two note
harmonies that are out
of the chord shapes,
that we can use for double stops.
And that's such a huge
part of country music.
So what I wanna do now is, I wanna
pick these apart a little bit further,
and give you some really good exercises,
to really,
really map out these chord shapes in
the way that they're related to those.
Cuz that's going to really,
really help us map out this fret
board when we start getting into
these more complex double stops and
stuff that we're getting
ready to get into here.
So, with that being said we're gonna
take our G shapes that we've covered.
[MUSIC]
And I'm gonna show you how to break these
apart like that, and really get into
the subtleties, and really looking
at the way these relate to these
chord shapes, cuz it is so important.
So we're gonna take just two strings,
we're gonna take the,
let's start with the let's
start with G here.
[SOUND] And
we're gonna take just these two, and
we've already worked with going up
the scale like this with these strings.
[MUSIC]
So now we're gonna take two of them, and
we're just gonna map out the chord shapes.
So we're gonna start here,
[MUSIC]
we're gonna go here, which is, if you see,
it's this shape and this shape.
So we're
gonna go.
[MUSIC]
So that's all the way down.
So we started here to give
you the idea of the half.
Starting on the middle octave of G, here.
Well let's do the whole thing.
Let's start here.
So we're.
Starting here,
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so.
[MUSIC]
And if you can see,
we're just really mapping out.
[MUSIC]
We're really mapping out that five,
three, one, five, three, one.
Five, three, one.
So that in harmony with
the note out of the chord.
[MUSIC]
If you wanna go all the way up.
[MUSIC]
That's that major chord.
Now when you take this,
[MUSIC]
and you slide it all the way up to here,
you've got the same thing.
[MUSIC]
So these are everywhere, and
you just gotta really map them out.
And this is based around this one,
three, five.
So one, three, five.
[MUSIC]
So there's all these
little exercises that you can do,
you can take these,
[MUSIC]
and that becomes almost an arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
And that's really mapping out
these chord shapes.
[MUSIC]
So that's just one, three, five.
[MUSIC]
So that's really mapping
those out in a great way.
And that's a great exercise.
And then,
[MUSIC].
Map these out everywhere,
around that chord shape.
Around this
chord
[MUSIC].
So you can do those everywhere.
[MUSIC]
That's more the scale
playing up like that.
But you can see how that maps.
[MUSIC]
Maps all those out.
Now, when you get into playing
the double stop's more advanced.
Like we're getting ready to
[MUSIC].
You'll see something like that and
you'll be able to know exactly
how it's linked together.
Because look, we're sliding in,
[MUSIC]
to that.
So
[MUSIC],
so
[MUSIC].
So.
[MUSIC]
You know.
[MUSIC]
And this bass note is almost there for
just an effect.
[MUSIC]
So that
[MUSIC],
your little
[MUSIC].
So
[MUSIC].
You're using those two note chord.
[MUSIC]
The two little harmonies to map out those
chords.
So there's your G.
So you know.
[MUSIC]
Resolving major
third right into G.
[MUSIC]
So, that's a great
way to map all those out.
[MUSIC]
And those are huge and we'll expand more
on that too, when we get into more of
the advanced double stops coming up.
So that's G, [SOUND] and
it's the same for every key.
So if you move to C,
[MUSIC].
D,
[MUSIC].
If you go to A,
[MUSIC]
map all those out.
So once you do it in one key,
you kind of know it in all the keys.
And that's a great way to just
see how those ones and threes.
[MUSIC]
And
you'll see how those chords are related.
[MUSIC]
Super close to each other too like that.
[MUSIC]
And
we've been going over that some too in
the past on the intermediate level.
So, let's move on to advanced
minor ideas and some arpeggios.
Some more minor ideas.
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