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Guitar Lessons Open Chord Movements In "A"

Posted by Mr. Hachis | On: Aug 20 2013

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When playing guitar it is not unusual to strum a chain of chords in sequence, one following another, based on the song you're playing.

And although it is important, particularly for a beginning guitarist, to become comfortable with shifting from chord to another easily and fluidly, it is also significant to understand there are steps you can take with just one chord while staying in a single location.

Even though you'll find solitary chord "movements" that it is possible to perform at various places around the fret board, a number of the simplest & most powerful could be played within the open "CAGED" chords (C-A-G-E-D)

Now we'll look in a straightforward "motion" you can-do with the open "A" chord. For those who have been a pupil or subscriber of ours for any period of time, you likely know that I'm a huge supporter of enjoying an open A chord using the "single finger" approach - which dialogue is an ideal case of why.

This is often somewhat tricky to get the hang of, but if you do, you'll never return to enjoying an A chord with numerous fingers!

Here's the way that it appears:

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-------2------------------------------------------------------2-------

-------2------------------------------------------------------2-------

-------2------------------------------------------------------2-------

-------0--------------------------------0----3(bend up)-------0-------

--------------0---0----3(bend up)-------------------------------------

In the aforementioned example-you would:

2. Next, using the second finger in the third fret of the 6th string, perform a minimal (1/4) bending.

3. Next, "resolve" that bending towards the open An email to the fifth string.

5. And eventually, launch that note bend and make it resolve to the open fifth string (A) and carry on with strumming the complete "A" chord.

It is a pretty simple motion but attempt as the about TABLATURE is composed not the beat yourself up attempting to get it just. That is not the point.

The aim of the lesson is to just make you aware of the numerous possibilities open to you personally when enjoying an open chord and remaining in a single place.

So experiment with this, test a little, and also come up with some open chord movements which are uniquely your own!

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