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I-IV-V G Major
Strum one measure of eighth notes on each chord with alternate picking.
Try keeping the chords all connected, with no dead space between the chord changes.
This chord exercise is based off of the first, fourth, and fifth chord in the key of G. If you look at the notes in an G major scale you have G A B C D E F# G. Build a chord from the first, fourth, and fifth note in the scale. You get and G chord (G B D) a C chord (C E G) and a D chord (D F# A).
The first three chords are the standard open versions of the G, C, and D chords. The lower set of bar chords begin on the sixth string version of a G bar chord from the third fret. Then moves to the C bar chord from the third fret, and the D bar chord from the fifth fret, from the fifth string. The higher set of bar chords are on the tenth fret fifth string, and then changes to the sixth string on the eighth and the tenth 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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