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Old 04-15-2019, 08:51 AM
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Week 3. Time to dig in deep.

We are going to harmonize that C major scale...all that means is building chords from it by stacking diatonic thirds...or in even simpler terms, starting from a note, skipping the next, taking the one after that, then skipping, then taking.

We will be using 3 note chords here-- triads.

Here are the chords in C major:

CEG (Cmaj)
DFA (Dmin)
EGB (Eminor)
FAC (Fmaj)
GBD (Gmaj) (really G7, dominant, more on that later)
ACE (Amin)
BDF (B diminished)

So here is what your mission is...start with the C major triad. We are going to play the notes sequentially, starting from the 6th string, in string pairs.

So start on the 8th fret C on the 6th string, then play E and G on the 5th string. Keep this pattern as you go through--root C on 5th string next, then E and G on 4th string, etc.

When you feel good with that, go backwards, starting from the 1st string, spelling GEC.

Then move on to the D minor chord, etc...lather, rinse, repeat. Repeat. Repeat...

Say em as you play 'em, bonus points, SING em as you play em.

I'll attach a short video for clarification shortly.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:59 AM
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Heres the quick video for clarity.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:33 AM
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:01 AM
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Week 3. Time to dig in deep.

We are going to harmonize that C major scale...all that means is building chords from it by stacking diatonic thirds...or in even simpler terms, starting from a note, skipping the next, taking the one after that, then skipping, then taking.

We will be using 3 note chords here-- triads.

Here are the chords in C major:

CEG (Cmaj)
DFA (Dmin)
EGB (Eminor)
FAC (Fmaj)
GBD (Gmaj) (really G7, dominant, more on that later)
ACE (Amin)
BDF (B diminished)

So here is what your mission is...start with the C major triad. We are going to play the notes sequentially, starting from the 6th string, in string pairs.

So start on the 8th fret C on the 6th string, then play E and G on the 5th string. Keep this pattern as you go through--root C on 5th string next, then E and G on 4th string, etc.

When you feel good with that, go backwards, starting from the 1st string, spelling GEC.

Then move on to the D minor chord, etc...lather, rinse, repeat. Repeat. Repeat...

Say em as you play 'em, bonus points, SING em as you play em.

I'll attach a short video for clarification shortly.
BINGO! This is what I've been waiting for. Will this move on to the other scales? Your 18 second video was very good, are there lengthier ones coming? Please don't take any of this as complaint, I was curious if this might have been where you are going and am thrilled with it.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:00 AM
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Yep, all 12 keys coming, and 4 note chords eventually too..

As things get more complicated, I'll definitely do more videos too.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:02 AM
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For the minor triads should we only play (for example) the root on the 6th string and the flat 3 and 5th on the 5th string, or also try playing the flat 3 on the 6th string? ( Which feels a little awkward, but maybe thatís a good practice thing.)
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:11 AM
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I like the way you think...

That's actually where we are headed, as well as across strings.

The cool part, of course, is these patterns never change across keys...
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:00 AM
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Just checking in...everybody ok with this week's exercise? Any confusion?
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:27 PM
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I am following along. I like this weeks lesson because it is adding a little music theory to memorizing the fretboard. Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:29 PM
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No confusion here.
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How we doing? Should I continue forward with week 4's exercise?
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Yes, please do.
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How we doing? Should I continue forward with week 4's exercise?
I would vote yes. A certain amount of discipline is necessary on our part for this kind of effort to be most successful!
Also, nothing prevents people from taking more time, if they need it.
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Ok, it'l be up by this afternoon or so...
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I am interested in this topic (very much) and appreciative of the work put into it.

I committed to joining the "group lesson" but had to bail out because of some schedule conflicts.
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