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
- So far in these lessons for basic flat picking,…I've broken down and exposed what I feel…are core elements of playing this style of guitar.…And with a lot of the ways, the physical nature…of the style is kind of defined in ways to work on that.…We're gonna move a little bit into some more…musical theory kind of stuff that I feel like…is not only a building block for flat picking…but a building block for as you move into…learning more about music, learning more about…playing music with other people.…
The first thing, one of the little things…to cover back into a more rhythm and chord…knowledge and things that I feel like you…need to know about are what actually…makes up a chord.…We discussed in some of the single note…scale lessons earlier how we're gonna…break down the scales into their numbers.…One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.…(C musical scale)…♫ One, two, three, four, five, six, seven ♫…and back to one is the basic scale theory…that we're gonna use basically from here on out…referring to these as numbers.…
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.
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- 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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