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One Minute Changes

The Intermediate Method

For this session we're going to be jumping all over the neck with our triad shapes! It's lots of fun and a great skill to get under your fingers.




These changes need to be fast, and you are going to be jumping position, so it's tough. Try to keep the triads pretty solid, you're nearly at the end of the foundation stage, so you should really be trying to get all your shizzle sounding clean and clear!

A couple of hints for you. First of all, when you're jumping to a new chord make sure that you are staring at the root note, and then move the chord shape to it. It's very important that you look where you want to go and don't let your eyes follow the chord shape as it moves up the neck.

Secondly make sure that you're a 100% clear on the different triad shapes that you will be jumping to before you start trying to speed up. Going fast when you don't know where you going is a very dangerous habit indeed. Don't be in too much of a hurry. Yes it's important to try and get these things going fast but only when you're doing right.

For this you will play 4 chords for one cycle!! so count each time you end up back at the nut end of the neck!

As usual, make sure you are working the most on the hardest ones. If I have a combination written down here that you feel confident with then, just swap it for one you find really hard!

We're sticking mostly too the string group 1/2/3 but if you are cool with them, then by all means start working with all the major and minor grips from strings 2/3/4.

The recommended changes that I think are very commonly used are:

1. G Major Triads (strings 1/2/3 up and down neck)
2. C Major Triads (strings 1/2/3 up and down neck)
3. D Minor Triads (strings 1/2/3 up and down neck)
4. F Minor Triads (strings 1/2/3 up and down neck)
5. C Major Triads (strings 2/3/4 up and down neck)


Okay next up were going to be checking out the major pentatonic scale.


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Lesson ID: IM-152