This is a public version of the members-only Country Guitar with Guthrie Trapp, at ArtistWorks. Functionality is limited, but CLICK HERE for full access if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level.

These lessons are available only to members of Country Guitar with Guthrie Trapp.
Join Now

Beginner Country Guitar
 ≡ 
Intermediate Country Guitar
 ≡ 
Advanced Country Guitar
 ≡ 
30 Day Challenge
 ≡ 
+Music
 ≡ 
«Prev of Next»

Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Double Stops Up The Neck: Connecting Chords and Shapes

Lesson Video Exchanges () submit video Submit a Video Lesson Study Materials () This lesson calls for a video submission
Study Materials Quizzes
information below Close
information below
Lesson Specific Downloads
Play Along Tracks
Backing Tracks +
Written Materials +

+Beginner Country Guitar

+Intermediate Country Guitar

+Advanced Country Guitar

Additional Materials +
Close
resource information below Close
Collaborations for
resource information below Close
Submit a video for   
Electric Country Guitar

This video lesson is available only to members of
Country Guitar with Guthrie Trapp.

Join Now

information below Close
Information
 ≡ 
Course Description
 ≡ 

This page contains a transcription of a video lesson from Country Guitar with Guthrie Trapp. This is only a preview of what you get when you take Electric Country Guitar Lessons at ArtistWorks. The transcription is only one of the valuable tools we provide our online members. Sign up today for unlimited access to all lessons, plus submit videos to your teacher for personal feedback on your playing.

CLICK HERE for full access.
X
X
X
[MUSIC]
Okay, now we're gonna get a little bit
more advanced with connecting
some chord shapes up the neck.
And how we'll use those coming up for
double stops and
actually being able to play over
some chord changes more too.
So what we'll do is, we're gonna
look at some more of these three
note chords and get into a little
more advanced chords as well.
So, an exercise I showed you early on was
to play these three note chord shapes.
[MUSIC]
So that covers your G,
your C and your D,
all the way up the neck in
all these positions.
[MUSIC]
So you should know all those really well,
because when we start getting into these
more advanced lessons here coming up.
You're gonna see how we're
playing over these chord shapes.
So if I'm in C down here,
playing out of this shape,
[MUSIC]
then I know my G
[MUSIC]
is right there, and
I got licks out of there.
[MUSIC]
So
if you're in C
[MUSIC]
and you go to F,
[MUSIC]
you know it's right there.
You're not gonna have to jump down,
cuz you only know one F down here.
So like if I'm playing in C,
[MUSIC]
if I wanna go to F.
[MUSIC]
I know it's right there,
cuz I've got all these chords
centers that I'm familiar with.
So if I wanna go to G,
okay say we're in C and I go to F.
[MUSIC]
If I go to G, I'm gonna
slide right to here, [SOUND] and
play something right out of this chord.
[MUSIC]
So we're gonna
look at how to map out all
these chord shapes,
and an even more in depth level.
Because we've been covering this a lot,
but it's just the most
important thing to be able to do
what you wanna do on the guitar.
So we're just gonna keep
going over this big time, and
I'm gonna show you all these shapes.
So if I'm in C,
[MUSIC]
if I go down here to F,
[MUSIC]
right to it, and I slide up.
[MUSIC]
With the pentatonic shape,
[MUSIC]
well that gets me in another
position right there.
[MUSIC]
And I'm taking this F shape, [SOUND] and
I'm using this little lick,
[MUSIC]
and that puts me from the major sound.
[MUSIC]
And I'm hitting F right there,
[MUSIC]
a little bluesier lick right there.
[MUSIC]
So,
[MUSIC]
or
[MUSIC]
so that puts me up into
that other position.
[MUSIC]
Now I'm in this position
to do all this stuff.
So,
[MUSIC]
so that's how we're creating
these phrases by linking
all these shapes together.
So, so far I've gone
[MUSIC]
and you can slide
all the way up to
the high F there.
[MUSIC]
So right there,
[SOUND] I did a little hammer on.
[SOUND] And I'm barring down
all these strings [SOUND] and
I'm hitting the highest string too.
[SOUND] And I'm doing that with my little,
my ring finger and my middle finger.
So,
[MUSIC]
so I'm hitting F [SOUND] and
then E flat right there.
So,
[MUSIC]
and then right to that F triad,
so
[MUSIC]
so I'm just showing you how
all this stuff follows these chord shapes.
So,
[MUSIC]
so that lick is just super imposing the,
[MUSIC]
flat seven by playing the whole chord,
[MUSIC]
and then your F is right there.
[MUSIC]
So with that being said,
I wanna show you another
little technique that I use,
which is just super imposing some of these
other chords over the key you're in.
So now we've ended up in F here, so
with this F triad [SOUND]
that's your flat seven.
Your E flat,
[MUSIC]
you can use that to play
ideas over this F.
[SOUND] So with that being said,
I'll do this little lick that
goes down that I use a good bit, and
it's going right out of the F chord.
[SOUND] So I'm going F [SOUND], E flat
[MUSIC]
I'm right to the F triad again, so.
[MUSIC]
So,
[MUSIC]
so I'm just
[MUSIC]
I'm superimposing that chord.
[MUSIC]
And it makes your playing sound
a little bit more creative, you're kind
of getting out of the box a little bit.
So I use this lick all the time,
[MUSIC]
so that is almost like E flat,
[MUSIC]
B flat to F.
So,
[MUSIC]
so,
[MUSIC]
and now when you resolve
[SOUND] to that major third,
[SOUND] that brings you right back home.
So you're not getting too far out there,
[MUSIC]
almost like a C minor shape right there.
[MUSIC]
So it's just connecting all these
connecting all these shape.
[MUSIC]
You can do that too,
there's your E flat again.
[MUSIC]
So E flat, B flat,
[SOUND] hammer on to F7.
[MUSIC]
Go up with that,
[MUSIC]
let's see,
[MUSIC]
sorry.
[MUSIC]
So
that's a little
bit more with
connecting some of
those shapes.
And we're gonna get more,
each lesson here,
we're getting more involved
in the double stops and
how all that stuff connects,
we're just gonna keep talking about that.
And some of these, I'll keep coming back
to that in these other lesson as well as
we get into some even
more in depth stuff here.
So let's move on to the next one.
[MUSIC]