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E SHAPE CHORD AND THE BOX
Here are the boxes shown for the E shape bar
chord. In all there are four boxes which we’ll
name as Low Box, Middle Box, High Box and
Super High Box because of the sound of their
notes. Only the middle and high box are complete
on the guitar while the other two run out of
strings. Notice the high box changes shape
because it comes into contact with string 2.
When fingering the boxes you should use mostly
fingers 1 and 3, though sometimes other fingers
will be better depending on what you are playing.
If you join all the boxes together into one larger
scale this is usually called the 1-3 scale because
you mostly use fingers 1 and 3.
To finger the 1-3 scale (as you move higher) you
can play the first box and finish on finger 3 and
then move your hand to the next box starting
with finger 1 on the same note you just finished
the last box on. Then do the same for the next
boxes. On the way back down you would finish on
finger 1, then move your hand back and start the
next box with finger 3 on the same note you
finished with on the last box.
Another way to finger the 1-3 scale is to use a
slide when going from one box to the next. This
time don’t repeat the common note either. On the
way up finish on finger 3 and then slide up to the
next note in the adjoining box and keep going. On
the way down finish on finger 1 and then slide
this back to the next note in the adjoining box.