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Mandolin Lessons: Finding Moveable Chords

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
now we're going to talk about moveable
chords.
Chords that you can move all over the, all
over the finger board.
And I've shown you the G, the C, and the
D.
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I also showed you the A.
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Now what I want you to think about,
is when you look at that A shape, if you
were to move it back two frets, and
your finger was actually to be over the
nut, you realize, oh my gosh,
it's the same chord as the G.
So basically, when we build the A-chord,
we're just bringing the G-chord up two
frets and our index finger is functioning
as the nut was for the G-chord.
So this is our, this is really our first
bar chord.
And now this is a moveable chord.
It can move anywhere on the fingerboard.
And the way you determine the name of it
is by the root of the chord,
which is A-note.
It's this low A-note on the second fret.
So if you were to bring it up two frets,
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to the B.
[MUSIC]
Voila, you have yourself a B chord.
[MUSIC]
The fourth fret being a B.
The fifth fret is a C note,
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and that's now a C chord.
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At the seventh fret, it's a D chord.
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And at the ninth fret it's an E chord.
When you get up there, things get pretty
tight and
there's a lot of pressure on the hand.
So make sure that your thumb, is, has a
lot of support back there.
That it's, that you'll feel a little
tension.
No question about it.
But if it's very very hard to do then you
may wanna lower you action.
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This is the first time we've really moved
up the neck, so make sure that your
instrument is,
you know, is set up correctly before,
hurting yourself.
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