Material covered: Chords: C, C7, F, G7, G Strums: single (down, down, down, down) double (down-up, down-up, down-up, down-up).
Last lesson, we reviewed economy of movement between chord changes: lifting fingers only as much as necessary to change shapes; noting similarities in chord shapes to see if any of the fingers can stay “anchored” (like the shift from G7 to F: the index finger stays “anchored”) We talked about how much pressure needs to be applied to get a true sound out of each string in a chord, versus hanging on for dear life!!
This lesson, we’ll review all the chords we’ve learned with the song Alberta. Please download. Then, on to the G chord, with the slap method. For the G chord and the G7 chord, your fingers form a triangle shape. You know the G7 already; the point of the triangle is on top. For the G, that point is on the bottom. I’ll show you two ways to shape the G. After class, i’ll send a video to give you further info on (to me) the “new” way to shape the G.