4 – Twelve Bar In Two Positions

twelve bar in two positions

HOW TO PLAY A TWELVE BAR IN TWO POSITIONS

Well, here we get to the meatier stuff! Why would you want to know how to play a twelve bar in two positions on the neck? Why not just one? Well, the fact is that the more ways that you can play a chord and a chord progression, the easier it will be for you to navigate around songs. Have you ever seen guitarists on TV or on Youtube who only know one chord shape? It doesn’t look to good does it. It also can lead to mistakes. Remember this. The only reason a person is moving around the neck a lot is either because they want to create a certain effect, or they don’t know what they are doing. If you know your chord forms, or as you learn them you will notice this; everything is right next door to each other.

ROOT MOVEMENT EXPLAINED & VISUALISED

Gary will show you from the onscreen diagram exactly the root movement to play a twelve bar in two positions. He will also demonstrate playing blues progressions in the key of G and D. This is again a great way of speeding up your understanding of how chord progressions work. This will become extremely evident in the lesson that follows. The next lesson is titled Putting It All Together and combines all the knowledge and adds some to help you get a really great overview of barre chords and chord progressions.

BACKING TRACKS

In Gary’s other course which is for beginners, he created some backing tracks for you to jam with. You can now use these backing tracks again, but this time play along with barre chords. You can find the backing tracks at twelve bar blues. Okay, we hope you have enjoyed this and that you really are ready for the next and final lesson in this barre chords course.

Lesson tags: Twelve bar blues chords, Twelve bar blues with barre chords
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