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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Double Stops: Two Note Harmonizing in G

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[MUSIC]
Okay we're back.
We're going to do a couple more
examples of the double stops and
how the chords link together here in G.
And then I'm going to leave it up to
you to figure out the other keys.
It's the same for all the chord positions.
So of course if you have any questions or
you wanna run any of this stuff by me,
the beauty of this whole
program is the video exchange.
So I highly encourage you to that.
And I can answer any of your questions
that you have for any of this stuff.
So right now I just wanna go a little
bit deeper into some of these.
Like the two note kind of harmony ideas.
[MUSIC]
And I'll show you.
What we did, with D,
we did some of these notes together.
We did like,
[MUSIC].
So I want to show ya a little bit of
what we can do with some, these are kind
of like double stops but they're separated
so they're not together like this.
[MUSIC]
But they're gonna be
[MUSIC].
You've heard that lick,
so these are gonna be,
these will be harmonized but
it'll be out of these chord shapes.
So here's your G bar chord shape like this
[MUSIC].
So what I'm going to do is I'm
going to take the third and
the one, and I'm just going to
play right out of that shape.
[MUSIC]
And I'm going to play that, so
we're skipping the B string.
We're just using the high E and
the G string.
So, what I'm going to do is,
I'm going to slide into that from A
[MUSIC].
And then, I'm going to call this open.
And I'm going to call this closed
because we're on the same fret.
So, that's open with a half step in
between and then closed on the same fret.
That shape.
So we're going to go open
[MUSIC],
closed
[MUSIC],
and then a whole step up closed
[MUSIC],
and that's your G.
So that's right out of that G shape.
[MUSIC]
So that's
[MUSIC]
okay?
So that's right out of this G shape here.
Your G chord, which leads to this chord.
That's just that part of it.
And we're breaking it down to the minute
level of just those two notes and
then right into G and right into that
shape and you can see how that works.
Now what I want you to
do is think of your G,
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Your C,
[MUSIC]
your D,
[MUSIC].
So what we're gonna do is we're gonna
do the scale up with these two notes.
So,
[MUSIC]
C shape, D shaped cuz look
right out of that chord, so.
[MUSIC]
So we went all the way up,
so we'll go back down.
[MUSIC]
That's your D shape cuz there's your
D chord.
G right there,
D so
[MUSIC].
And I'm sliding a little bit in there
just to add a little bit of character.
So
[MUSIC]
so I'm sliding
[MUSIC].
So that's great for
ideas in soloing and stuff.
And I'll show you a little
bit more of this.
So if I'm If I'm
playing over
a one four five,
I can go
[MUSIC].
So there's all these little
things that you can do with that.
So if you're in G and
you're going up the scale here.
[MUSIC]
Well if I go up here,
[MUSIC]
which is out of my,
well this is gonna get
a little bit complicated.
So we're going
[MUSIC].
So that's like your G7.
Because
[MUSIC]
there's your G7 chord, which is this chord
[MUSIC]
but I'm adding
my little finger on the top high E.
[MUSIC]
So it's It's those two notes.
It's basically we're
looking at this shape,
[MUSIC]
and then we're making that G7 by adding
the F.
So it's D and F.
So what that looks like is
[MUSIC].
And that gives you the sound of G7.
So as soon as you hear G7.
[MUSIC]
The next natural cord is C.
So that
[MUSIC]
it automatically makes you wanna hear
that so when you do this.
[MUSIC]
You could either go here,
your C is right there
because there's your chord.
So
[MUSIC]
there's your C.
Or you could go here for this C.
So there's that chord shape.
So you could go
[MUSIC]
and that takes you to your four chord.
So I just went, right to C.
And so another thing you can do is,
if you do this,
[MUSIC]
so then you're in C.
You can go C
[MUSIC]
and that like covers C7.
So,
[MUSIC]
right back to your G.
If you want to slide all
the way up to go to D cord
[MUSIC]
you've heard that lick a bunch of times.
That's going from your D shape
[MUSIC]
that covers
D7,
[MUSIC]
D,
[MUSIC]
D7,
[MUSIC]
and then
[MUSIC]
right back to G.
So, these shapes
[MUSIC]
right?
And that's you're resolving to G as well,
because you're right out of that shape.
So, you can resolve here
[MUSIC]
or here
[MUSIC].
And that'll get you back
to your square one.
So
[MUSIC]
so that's how that works.
And you can do all these little licks like
[MUSIC].
That's like G
[MUSIC].
It's not like G, it is G.
It's G right here
[MUSIC]
and then,
you're going G7 by sliding down to this.
This is like your F shape.
You're sliding from G
to F to your F shape.
And F is the note that makes G7.
So, it's okay.
I mean that is natural
progression to go from
[MUSIC]
G to F to C or something.
So G shape,
[MUSIC]
so that covers back to your G7.
So
[MUSIC]
so if you're in G
[MUSIC]
then you can do those little half step.
[MUSIC]
so
[MUSIC]
so those are great for
doing this kind of country licks.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
One of the things that's cool about this
is if you're on your middle pickup,
or your back pickup,
you can do these little [SOUND]
to where you're taking this.
[MUSIC]
But you're really kind of,
instead of going,
[MUSIC]
you're going
[MUSIC]
and you're muting a little bit with your
right hand, and you're just popping these.
[MUSIC]
And this is a big part of the country
technique, is these little hiccups and
accents that are almost,
some people would look at it as it sounds
like it could be a mistake, but it's not.
it just adds some
character you're playing.
So what I'm doing is going [SOUND].
I'm really doing this like,
this is gonna be like a real
staccato kinda effect.
So
[MUSIC]
it's that kinda stuff.
[MUSIC]
And what I'm doing is I'm going [SOUND],
I'm shortening that note very much,
so [SOUND].
And then when I do this [SOUND],
I'm almost not even hitting that note,
I'm just going [SOUND].
I'm barely hitting it [SOUND],
and that gives you that kind of
like chicken pickin,
[MUSIC]
where you're hitting the note,
but you're really releasing it fast,
and creating that sound.
[MUSIC]
Which is more percussive than
it is actually hitting the note.
So that's like
[MUSIC].
And that's a funny technique, but
it comes in handy with the country stuff.
And a lot of that is that kind of effect.
And that's just,
it's these little kinda hiccup
kinda things, so
[MUSIC].
And that's working off that pentatonic,
[MUSIC],
the pentatonic blues shape.
[MUSIC]
So you're playing that
[MUSIC],
but you're kind of floating over
a couple of these notes, and
really getting this pick to do the work.
[MUSIC]
So that's a little bit more on that.
And then this also works, these shapes,
[SOUND], they work here too.
So if you're in C,
take that part of the chord [SOUND],
it works the exact same way.
[MUSIC]
You're taking that part of that chord.
[MUSIC]
So C, F, G
[MUSIC]
so it's all linked together,
[MUSIC]
you just have to really visualize
those chords.
So with that being said, let's move
on to a couple different things here.
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