Jazz Chords Using the Thumb – Jazz Guitar Lesson

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Jazz Chords Using the Thumb --Jazz Guitar Lesson

Jazz Chords Using the Thumb - Jazz Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, excited to
show you this lesson. This is our third installment
on thumb chords and sort of some exercises I’m
having you go through to develop efficiency
using your thumb. So here we go.

We’ve got the 3rd fret, 4th fret, 4th fret,
3rd fret. This is a G major 7. And be sure to
click the link below for the tab for this.
Here we go. One, two, and then we’re going to
move up to A minor 7, which I play all on the
5th fret, first with my thumb and then 5, 5, 5.
Move that up a whole step, A minor 7. Drop it
down a half step to E flat minor 7; another
half step, A minor 7 and then another half
step here. I’m playing 4, 4, 5, 3; A flat 7
flat 5. Resolving to G major 7. If you want,
you can grab that high note on the 1st string.
Or you can play them in quarters like…

So click the link for the tabs so you can get
those shapes and then practice moving that
around to different keys. If you do it in A
you’ve got… Real nice jazz sound using the
thumb and sort of just developing this muscle.

Thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time.