Mike goes over playing minor chords in the 1-4-5 progression. He gives a number of examples throughout the lesson, and pulls from previous lessons in which these topics were covered, and expands on them.
- Okay, now we're going to do 1-4-5 in minor keys…and we're going to use that same dominant chord…on the 5 chord.…Remember, we learned the G major,…how to transform it into a minor,…and we were going from G minor to C minor.…Now, when we go to this D7,…we want the D7 on the 5 chord,…or the D chord, in the key of G.…So, I'm just going to sing a simple little melody here.…♫ Ahhh, now we're going to C minor…♫ Here comes the D7…♫ Here comes back to G minor…Do it all again.…
G minor. Sometimes they use the 1 and 3…for these two notes and the D7.…So, when you're at the C minor, notice how this note…can stay, especially if you use the third finger there…on the C minor, on the C note.…It stays there for the D7.…Okay? Let's do it now in the key of D minor.…We start with,…now we go to G minor,…now A7, there's that same note is maintaining,…so when you're at the G chord…and we go to the A7, it's the same note.…
So this is a trick when you're learning new chords…to try to figure out what notes stay…from one chord to another and if they do,…
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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