This lesson demystifies chord theory. What makes up a chord, what the rules are, why some things work and some don't, understanding the concept of intervals and their relation to the 1 chord and general knowledge to help you understand the way it all fits
- The next thing we're gonna cover in talking about…intervals and basic building blocks of chords,…are how actual, you know, we've discovered…early in about strumming, different strumming patterns,…and talked about connecting chords,…and the boom chuck pattern.…Just gonna get in a little bit of the theory behind that.…And this is an important thing,…I think every bluegrass rhythm player should know.…And we talked about how a basic chord, a major chord,…is the root and the third and the fifth.…
So when you're applying that same kind of thinking…to chord changes, if you're playing a song now…in the key of G,…and the fourth degree of the G scale is the C.…And so you can make the whole chord there.…So, in what we're gonna call jam speak here,…and this is something I think we're sort of gonna commit to…from here on out, we'll always name the chords themselves.…But the basic theory and the sort of language,…inner language behind that, is referring to G, C, and D.…
If you're in the key of G, we talked about three chord…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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