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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Advanced Minor Ideas and Arpeggios

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Okay, we're gonna get into some advanced
minor ideas and
some different arpeggios that you can use.
And show you a couple different minor
chords, and just spend a little time
with that since we haven't done much
of that in this lesson plan yet.
So what we're gonna do is,
I'm gonna play some different ways to play
some minor chords, and then we'll play
some positions and stuff around those.
And kinda look at some of the relative
minors and stuff like that too.
So we'll start in G, and
we'll just do G minor.
[SOUND] And what you're doing is
you're just moving your third down.
So anywhere you have a G and you move your
third down a half step, you got a minor.
So right here, that's your G minor there.
[SOUND] I think we went over that one.
This one,
any time you move that down,
you're just creating a minor chord,
you're moving the third down a half step.
So right here
minor there, here, [SOUND] here,
[SOUND] here, [SOUND] and
then [SOUND] right there.
So what we're doing is trying to get
you to see how you can look at these
So if you're doing the major,
the way we just maps those out,
the ones and threes.
Well you can do that with minor two, and
how you do that is you just
flat the third, which is the B.
So that will turn into this, so
we did this already in the intermediate,
but am gonna expand on this a little bit,
so that turns into this.
So that turns into that minor sound,
all you've gotta do is flat that
third [SOUND] and you get that sound.
That's a great little minor
kind of scale right there.
So that's
and then up with your arpeggio.
And that really is
a great way to work up the neck.
If you are in a minor key,
it's a great way to get up the fret board.
So right there,
I went up
to this
well I went up in G minor,
down when I went here.
Up, back down, and
then down again in over
the D minor position.
So theres D minor,
so when up with the G minor
back down
and then down in D minor.
So there's a few little different chords
you can play over,
even if you're in the one key.
So if you're in G minor, you can play
some ideas around D minor too, like that.
that's out of G minor.
So that shape,
you can also use the C note in G minor.
So what I did there,
I walked down chromatically.
And there's a way to play,
that's in G minor 7th.
[SOUND] So we're playing,
so we're getting away
from the pentatonic.
It's a little bit more
involved than a pentatonic.
instead of just that,
we're adding the two to it.
So that's a little
bit more on the minor sound.
All right, some other cool minor
chords you can use are these.
[SOUND] So there's G major, [SOUND] and
that's just the G based note,
a G on the 5th fret, D string.
[SOUND] The one to five, and
then the three is up here on top.
So you drop the three [SOUND] and
you've got G minor.
If you go to C [SOUND], C minor, E minor,
[SOUND] you just drop that down [SOUND]
and you can move these chords around.
So there's like E minor,
[SOUND] there's D major,
to A,
G, A minor,
So those are some fun
chords to mess around with.
But the minor thing is
if you're an A minor,
all these notes out of this C,
the relative minor C [SOUND] and
A minor, [SOUND] so
anything in C works there.
So when we're in Mama Try,
we were playing a D,
you just wanna play a nice little
leg that goes over there.
If when it goes
to that part
and then resolve
right back to the D.
So there's a couple little
things you can do with minor.
E minor is the relative minor of G,
so that scale,
that works.
That's the relative minor,
which I know, that's kind of simple for
what we're doing.
Another thing,
those two note chords that we were doing.
They work great in minor.
So if you're playing this lick in G.
Let's see.
So that's G.
If you go to E minor, the relative minor,
that same lick works.
So that's the minor version of that.
Cuz I'll show you why, here's E.
There's E minor so.
Here's E cuz of that chord.
There's E minor so.
are some cool kind
of minor ideas
that you can do.
So that's covering some of that stuff.
If you're in F sharp minor,
if you ever hit an F sharp minor when
you're in A,
And you go to the sixth minor which is
one, two, three, four, five, six, F sharp.
And you're an A, you've got some nice open
strings you can use here
too which are really cool.
And the same
techniques work for that.
If you're in A and
you go to F sharp minor,
Resolving to A.
That's a great A chord.
With no major third just.
So I went right to the A.
In F sharp,
right to that A position cuz there's A.
There's F sharp seven.
So that's not really country, but
the thing about that is it is showing
you just how close everything is.
So the A and the F sharp.
I mean, this is A.
That's F sharp.
It's just resolving on that note.
So there is a couple little minor ideas.
And mainly in country music, you are gonna
be playing over the six minor and
sometimes the two minor.
If you're in E or if you're in G,
you might go to the two minor,
and it's you just, I mean,
literally you go right to the chord shape.
And that would be like a.
Let's see.
You can do all that with just
those little,
Those little two note melody,
like partial chord.
So there's a few little minor concepts.
Now let's move onto a couple
different things here.