How to Play Blues Guitar Using Inverted Major Chords


We’re going to change our fingering so we can
hammer-on from the 2nd to the 3rd. And we don’t
even have to have the root on top here.

We can just have the 5th and it will still sound
like an E. So it’s first finger, 11th fret, G string;
second finger, 12th fret; B string.

You’re hammering-on with your third finger. We’re
going to hammer this and we’re going to land on our
root on the 14th fret on the D string. Full sequence.

You got that down? Now we’re going to move onto the B chord.
B. You see what’s going on here? We’ve actually got a
different fingering.

Now, I want you to envision that this is a C-shape
barre chord, not a commonly used barre chord.

Do you see what that is? What we’re using here is a
C-shape barre chord and it’s based around with the
root on the 14th fret. There’s our B note.

And if you look at the shape of it, it’s actually a
C-open chord, which has just been moved so it can be barred.
I’ll move this all the way down, it forms a barre chord.
That’s where we want to be; up by the B.

Now, look at how if I hammer-on with my third finger
from the 11th fret barred note on the D string, I can
actually do exactly the same as what I did with the
E where I’m hammering-on from the 2nd to the 4th and
I’m creating that little inversion.

And it’s not as hard as this because you don’t have
to play anything with your pinkie because the actual
B root won’t be played until after you’ve done that

So we’ve got this.

Just because we’re using the octaves, we’re making
the most of our fret board, we can play it in a
pentatonic position.


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