Mike Marshall shows the students how different chord shapes can be moved around on the nect of the mandolin and end up creating entirely new chords. For example, If you move the A chord shape, down two frets, it becomes a G chord.
- Okay, now we're gonna talk about movable chords,…chords that you can move all over the fingerboard…and I've shown you the G…and the C and the D.…I also showed you the A.…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, then 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 really our first bar chord…and now, this is a movable chord.…It can move anywhere on the fingerboard.…The way you determine the name of it is by…the root of the chord, which is A note,…is this low A note on the second fret.…So if you were to bring it up two frets,…to the B, voila, you have yourself a B chord.…The fourth fret being B.…The fifth fret is a C note…and that's now a C chord.…At the seventh fret, it's a D chord…and at the ninth fret, it's an E chord.…
When you get up there, things get pretty tight…
Note: This course is one of a 4-part series created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Sitting and standing with the mandolin
- Tuning a mandolin
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Strumming open chords
- Playing two-finger chords and melodies
- Playing beginner mandolin tunes
- Finding minor and moveable chords
- Playing 7th chords
- Playing chop chords
- Picking on the mandolin
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Right and Left Hand Fundamentals
3. Beginner Mandolin Tunes
4. Theory and Exercises
5. Chops and Picking
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