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I-IV-V A Major
This chord exercise is based off of the first, fourth, and fifth chord in the key of A. If you look at the notes in an A major scale you have A B C#D E F# G# A. Build a chord from the first, fourth, and fifth note in the scale. You get and A chord (A C# E) a D chord (D F# A) and a E chord (E G# B).
The first three chords are the standard open versions of the A, D, and E chords. The lower set of bar chords begin on the sixth string version of a A bar chord from the fifth fret. Then moves to the D bar chord from the fifth fret, and the E bar chord from the seventh fret, from the fifth string. The higher set of bar chords are on the twelfth fret fifth string, and then changes to the sixth string on the twelfth and the fourteenth frets.
If your are unfamiliar with these chords, you will find it challenging to connect all these voicings. If that’s the case, practice them in three chord sets, then connect them as you get more comfortable. Because you’re playing the same three chords across the neck you can even practice the three sets of chords separately with the videos at the different tempos.
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