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Mandolin Lessons: Minor Chord Progression Exercise

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
let's try and play with these chords a
little bit and
I'll have a little exercise for you to
experiment with, with G-minor and C-minor.
Now the D chord, we're going to leave as a
major D chord.
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Because it,
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in the key of G,
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G would be the one.
C minor would be the four and D would
remain in its regular major position.
So one of the things I like to do is
tremolo when I hit a minor chord.
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So let's do that together,
just tremolo that G minor with me.
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And I'll move to the C minor.
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And I'll tremolo the D.
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And back to the G.
It's tricky, you just have to get that
wrist to be very loose,
strumming all four strings.
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On the G.
But on the C minor, remember, just
strumming the,
we're just playing the bottom three.
Now on the D, we're playing all four, and
back to G.
Now let's put a little rhythm to it.
Remember the strum we had where it was
bass notes?
So it's fourth string.
Da, da, third string, da, da.
Four, da, da, three, da, da.
Down, up, down, up, bass, down, up, bass,
down, up.
Now go to the C-minor, bass, down, up.
I would just play the same bass note for
that C chord, just play four, four.
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Four.
Back to the G.
Four, three.
Four, three.
Now the D.
I like to switch it.
I like to play the D string first, the
third string, and then the fourth string.
And you're really sounding like almost
like a guitar player at this point.
So for the G Minor it's four and three.
For the C Minor it's just four.
And then for the D it's third string,
fourth string.
Then back to the G minor.
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