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Chords Leve l 2
Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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E SHAPE ON THE GUITAR
The aims here are to learn the chord names
and which fret they are in, and to change in
rhythm. Don’t be too worried about the sound
of the chords just yet – we will work on this
later.
1. Play two bars each. Relax your chord hand
for the second bar. This is called ‘deadened
chord’ and will give your chord hand a chance to
have a break from squeezing.
2. “Cheat” between the chords by sliding early.
Keep the shape intact and slide to the next
chord. Because we are doing the second bar
deadened this will be easier.
When playing normally you would relax at the
end of the old chord and slide early to the new
chord.
3. If you have an acoustic guitar then mostly
play up to C and back. D and E are too ‘squishy’.
If you have an electric guitar play up to high E
and back.
4. Keep the bar for natural E. Though you don’t
need the bar to make the correct sound, it will
make it much easier to move between E and the
other bar chords.