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(Week 3) Fingerstyle Guitar Barre Chords and Transposing Secrets with Edward Ong

Edward Ong, Fingerstyle Guitar Artist

(Week 3) Fingerstyle Guitar Barre Chords and Transposing Secrets with Edward Ong

Edward Ong, Fingerstyle Guitar Artist

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12 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Week 3 : Introduction

    • 2. Week 3 : The Am Chord

    • 3. Week 3 : The Em Chord

    • 4. Week 3 : The Dm Chord

    • 5. Week 3 : Minor Chord Notation

    • 6. Week 3 : What is a Capo?

    • 7. Week 3 : Tones and Semitones

    • 8. Week 3 : Sharps and Flat

    • 9. Week 3 : Barre Chord & Transposing Secrets

    • 10. Week 3 : How to find a Bb Major Chord?

    • 11. Week 3 : How to find a F#minor Chord?

    • 12. Week 3 : Outro

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From this week, you will be able to learn:

1.The 3 important minor chord patterns A.E.D. minor

2. What is a capo and its purpose.

3. The secrets to bar chords where you won't need to refer to bar chord diagrams from the internet anymore. Bar chords are actually so much more easier than you think!

4. Within the secrets to bar chords you will learn these important theoretical terms : tones, semitones, sharps and flats to master the secrets to playing bar chords!

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Edward Ong

Fingerstyle Guitar Artist


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1. Week 3 : Introduction: last week, we learned how to play the most important major Caught patent. C a g ET For this week, we will be able to learn how to play this important minor caught patterns. They are a minor, e minor and D minor. These are the tree cut shapes you will need to know in order to understand the concept off bar cots in the next few videos to come. 2. Week 3 : The Am Chord: we shall start with the A minor court. Leave the fifth string open, place a middle finger on the second fret, fostering your ring finger on the second fret third string and your index finger on the first fret Second Street you should sound like here's a simple exercise for you to get used to the a minor caught with the strumming pattern villain last week. 3. Week 3 : The Em Chord: for the minor court leaf. The six string open placed a middle finger on the second fret. Fifth, Ring your ring finger on the second, fret fostering and leave the Turk to first stream open. You should sound like this thing is with the strumming pattern we have last week, and make sure that you're playing is clear and not muffled. 4. Week 3 : The Dm Chord: the D minor court, starting from the fourth string, Leave the fostering open place your middle finger on the string. Second, fret your ring finger on the third fret second stream and your index finger on the first fret First Street. 5. Week 3 : Minor Chord Notation: so I wanted for you. Minor cuts are usually denoted by a small letter, for example, and a minor car is represented by a small little M a d minor caught a d small at the time and so on. Unlike the major court, which is represented by the big. 6. Week 3 : What is a Capo?: what is a capable and how do I use it, So it is used to transport a key off a Some. For example, if you are a singer and your vocal range is not suited toe one key, you can still play the same set off course in the higher or lower pitch by changing the position off the cable. Transposing means increasing or decreasing the pitch. It can be on a particular note, key or caught. Many songs in the world come in different keys with different keys. There are different set of courts. Therefore, to reduce the number off cop patterns we have to memorize. We can use cable to play the same set off courts in different keys. 7. Week 3 : Tones and Semitones: I am going to tell you the biggest secret toe understanding bar courts, and you will not need to memorize complex Barcott patterns anymore to be able to go further . This basic Kerry knowledge is more than enough for you to be flexible asset guitarists. Remember the first week we learned about notes, keys and skills To be able to fully understand how to use a cable, we have to understand about tones, semi tones, shops, flats and the cop batons load from all my previous classes, tones and semi tones, shops and flats. What Our day. It is always easier to learn music Yuri from the piano concept. So let's recap. A skill consists off eight notes, for example, a C major skill. The notes in between C and D is a seasia, and the notes in between D and E is called a dish up. Think of it as two semi tones makes up one toy from sea to sea shop. It is called a semi told, and from C to D is called a tone because from C to D, we have step up by 2 17 Did you notice anything different for E F and B c. There are no black keys in between them. This means that there are no notes in between E and F and B and C. Yes, in music. Always remember that on Li e f and B C. R. One Senate on apartment. There are no noting between them. 8. Week 3 : Sharps and Flat: Now, as for shops and flats, what are they? A shop looks like a hash symbol, which means stepping up by one semi tone and a flat which looks like a bee means stepping down by once and mentally. So as you can see, for example, see shop he represents C with one semi tone up. What about deflect? Deflect is the same a C shop because it is stepping once and return down from the So now let's bring all these back to make it us Fred bought. Firstly, each friend represents one semi tone. So, for example, this open touch street is a jeep. Remember anything and don't go breakfast everyday. This'll open text string is a G if I want to place my finger on the stream first Friend What? No. Would it be? It is a G shop. What about the second friend? It is and a no. This is because by increasing one fret means that you are increasing the original by one semi tone. If I want to reverse by one threat, it would be called a flat, which means stepping one summit on back from the original note. For example, business and you know if I step it back by one threat giffey and a flat? No. And if you notice that ji shop and if that is the same thing, remember the reasoning I thought you about just now? It is because both Jaisha and a flat is the same. No, in between g and A for the next example. This note is a D on defy step one friend back. It will give me a deflect. And it's also called a C shot. Because sees you If I step up by one semi tone, it would give me So this same note is called a deflect or a C shop. Remember? I did tell you that e f and B c are only one semi torn apart. So do not forget that if we step up by one fret equals to one Sem it'll away above from E and he will give you this is an e on you would give you an f if I step up by once and meet one. And if I step out once and we don't from B, this is a B. And if I go up once a metal which is one friend this is a C. Try not to use ish up and be sharp or a flat and C flat. This is because it will confuse you when you play court's. Most musicians do not use this terms. Just remember that the cemetery next to E is called F and a seminal next to be is called C . 9. Week 3 : Barre Chord & Transposing Secrets: I shall give you an example to help you with understanding bar courts. So bar courts may be tough to play because off its complex patterns such as and you will need a lot of practice to develop your fingers strengthening to bar the courts. The secret which I will be teaching you today. We'll make you understand it better and make things easier. For example, the F court this'll pattern look familiar to you. Have you seen it before? No. What if I tell you that you have seen this pattern before in the last lesson? Do you remember this cot? Now let me show you F major caught again. Did you notice any similarities or differences between these two courts? Now, everything you learned in the past few videos come in handy in a skill. Remember, e and F are only once and meat on a part To be able to play 1/2 court. I basically have to use the same e major caught the same pattern and move it up by one senator. Wait. Just one fret up. You can see with the same pattern. If I moved once a meeting up, give me half court this is called transports. In musical terms, every note has to go either up or down. That's why bar cots are invented. And so the cable. Let's try out with another example, which is the B minor called It Is your turn to try it up from the last few videos you have learned a minor D minor and E minor. So which caught thus b minor look like it is the a minor. This is how it works. Remember, from the piano concept A and B are one torn apart and I want to win a part which is equal to two semi tones in on. Therefore each fret positions each fret positions this is, And if I moved, one position up means one submittal. If I move another position, which in total makes up to send Mittal's things would give me a B and therefore, by moving two semi tones up from a minor, give me a B minor. Let the information sink now do you notice? Why did I tell you that you only need the few major and minor caught batons? C. A, G D and e d minor 10. Week 3 : How to find a Bb Major Chord?: to meet you understand more about this concept. Here are some exercises for you. Remember, there are two types off court you have learned so far which are the major and a minor caught pattern by using kitsch Major caught bat and see a G e d and the concept off semi tone and skills Think off a pattern that represents a B flat major caught here is the answer This'll one off the answers. This is as for this cot, better way use the e major pattern. We have let last week using the concept off skills and semi tones count up until you reach B flat starting from way very B flat. So remember that flat means stepping down by one semi tone we have already reached be And now, by stepping down by one centimeter way get B flat, we just the same s a shop. So that's call again once that behind all being this is once that behind off B, which is a B flat. As for this beef, let caught better. Remember, we have learned the C A g d cots last week. The a major pattern is one off the c a g d caught you need for this pattern is an A major better. You have learned last week, moving up by one senator from a thesis on A If I move up by one semi told us a shop and moving up again gives a B major now seem thing where it's reflect it is the north in between on being which is it is the same S B flat. Do remember that there are many different court patents for B flat Major. These are two important patterns for you to play bar courts. Remember, we have learned C a g d. We have used the pattern and we have used the end. So now what about the sea? Better. What about the G pattern? One about a D pattern. If you start from a proceed to a G pattern, then then a deep after the deep that it would give you a C button so you can see that the cot patterns are based on the kitchen system. 11. Week 3 : How to find a F#minor Chord?: here is another example To make sure that you have understand this concept with a D minor caught patterns you have learned just now and the concepts off skills and semi toads Are you able to tell me how does f sharp minor caught better? Looks like challenge yourself to think about it. - There are a few core consists. They are combining the concepts off semi tones and skills In music, we can find a competence easily the tree Different cut patterns are called court variations by using the e minor call all the way up until you reach. After starting from here, we have reached a minor minor s for this pattern. Something from a minor minor minor C minor C sharp minor. You might be shot My you know my name. Remember that E and F are just once a meter apart and there are no noting between them. So on and half there are no not in between. And now we have reached shot minor. So he was sound the same s and s for this button. Use a diviner and come up using the same method until you reach f sharp minor. So this is a demon without by one centimeter and I have to borrow it. D sharp Minor e my, my and reach. As you can see, a minor minor and diviner are the tree minor Kat batons. You need to know all of this. Court's a minor e minor d minor. They all fall back to the catch system. So there are also C minor and G minor caught batons as well because off C A g e d system. But for now, what you need to learn is the a e d minor Onley. 12. Week 3 : Outro: as for now practice and try it out yourself. This technique will help you find caught patterns and caught variations easily.