What’s happening, guys? This is John McClennan
here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing you this
video lesson. What we’re looking at right now
is triad voicings on the upper three strings.
These are going to be minor chords.
Basically we’re going to start here with an A minor.
If you thought of your A minor chord that
you may know, and we just play the top three strings,
like this. That’s an A minor. And then we’re going
to invert that up to 5th fret, 5th fret, 5th fret
and then 9, 10, 11. For three positions moving up
the neck for an A minor here. So we’ve got this,
this and then if I play the first chord up the
octave it looks like this: 12, 13, 14. Back down.
So the exercise in this lesson is playing the
I chord to the IV chord to the I chord to the V chord,
meaning E, and then A minor. So all these
chords are A minor, D minor, A minor, E, A minor,
all using just those same three fingerings that
I showed you at the beginning. Again, be sure to
click the link below for the tab and all this
might make a little bit more sense if
you can’t follow along.
But here we go. A minor, D minor, A minor,
E, A minor. Inverted up, A minor, D minor,
A minor, E, A minor. And then the last one here:
A minor, D minor, A minor, E, A minor.
Lots of great voicings there. If you’re playing a
pop tune you’re going to have lots of movements
like this just in common music, common popular music.
So check it out; learn these chords; play them.
This has a little cadence and be sure to say
the names as you go. Again, that’s written
in the tab, so check it out.
Click the link below. We’ll see you next time.