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We are getting about to wrap up here
to advanced guitar curriculum here.
So, what we are gonna talk about now and
play a little bit as we have been doing
here throughout the whole thing, we
are gonna talk about some chord melodies.
What I mean by that,
I don't mean like kind of like Jazz
songs where we're doing chord melodies.
I just mean incorporating these three
note chords to kind of move up and
down the neck on some tunes.
We might do one of
the country shuffles in C.
And I've done a little bit of this before,
I wanna just show you how some of
these little chords move around.
So even with this, like in C,
if I'm going C
So I'm going C to C7
by just walking that down
So I want you to pay attention to
what the base note is doing here.
I'm gonna go from C all the way down and
the base note,
I'm just gonna do the base note, and
then I'm going to put the chords under it.
I know that sounds
weird but, listen.
I'm gonna do this one more time,
and I'm gonna put the chords around it
so you've got,
So that's C [SOUND] C7
[SOUND] F [SOUND] F minor,
walk them down to C [SOUND] G sharp
[SOUND] G7 [SOUND], and then C.
So what we're gonna focus on here is just
the way that bass note moves down and
it leaves that progression down there.
So I'm going once again,
[SOUND] F minor [SOUND] and
the bass note is moving down
perfectly chromatic
So we're gonna use that
in some of this playing.
So another thing I wanna look
at here is coming up from C.
G7 [SOUND] to C again.
So we can do that
so, I've
so, F [SOUND]
F7 to C
Now we're gonna introduce a chord
here that's a little bazaar, but
it's a G [SOUND].
Now I don't know what this chord's called,
but it's a G in the base, it's like a G
sus, [SOUND] which is an F chord [SOUND]
with a G [SOUND] in the base [SOUND].
And then you lift the front finger up,
[SOUND] so
you've got F [SOUND] G [SOUND]
E [SOUND] all ring together [SOUND].
And then
when you do
this [SOUND]
you grab that
part of G7 so
so the melody is
and then
So, it's these really tight little
cool chords that we're doing here.
And they work
up here too,
so you can go
So we're
moving that
bass note around
So we're moving the bass note around on
these different inversions
So, I want you to practice that,
on up the neck, so
So, they're everywhere so
those are some things we can do.
Some other things we can do
are working out of these shapes,
like this, [SOUND] but [SOUND] to,
do something like that, where you're in C7
So another chord here
that we can utilize is
this chord like this
one right here
so we've gone to D here,
Actually, you know what?
[SOUND] Let's go to
G right here
So there are some great little
melodies you can use with this
G position
and this D7 position, which is right here
so the melody is
but we're gonna
do it with chords
and you can drop
that down
that so that [SOUND]
that's D [SOUND] C [SOUND].
This is like
an A minor
so like that
So some other cool things that you can do
that I didn't show you
are these really cool melodies
that you can do with
just these two strings.
And I'm gonna show you a little
technique with your first finger.
You can grab your strings like this.
Grab like the G string, play these two,
these melody notes like this.
It's almost a Spanish sound, but
Marty Robbins did that a lot and
he was considered country.
So what you can do is I'm gonna
take this first finger and
we're gonna get a tremolo going, or a
vibrato, kind of like a mandolin, almost.
And we're gonna do this, we're gonna go.
it's almost like
a Willie Nelson
thing when you
start doing that.
But it works well when you do that like
you can do it,
you would never do it that long,
but you can keep this up for a minute.
That's a little technique you can do.
So let's play a little country shuffle
here and I'll show you a couple little
chord things, and then we're gonna wrap
up this advanced curriculum here, folks.
[SOUND] One, two, three, four.