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  • Music Theory win

    Posted by mcarlson_sb on April 1, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    This evening I blanked on where to put my fingers for an F chord.

    I haven’t done much with bar chords yet so don’t have the shapes memorized

    Then I thought to myself :

    “Self, you know a major chord is the I, III, V – so that would be F, A, C”

    Then I looked at each string and Found the first F, A, or C on the string

    (E1=F, A3=C, D3=F, G2=A, B1=C, E1=F)

    Suddenly the bar chord had meaning. It wasn’t just a shape or putting my fingers where I’m told.

    I was able to come up with the shape because I knew the “why”

    I need a little more time to ingrain the patters – but I feel like I now get things like sus2/sus4, add7/add9, etc. chords.

    Having those pieces fit together made it all go from magic incantations and memorization of chord books – to a few simple rules and a way to figure it out on the fret board.

    That_Guy replied 1 year, 2 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Loraine

    April 2, 2023 at 5:59 am

    @mcarlson_sb That is a truly awesome win in my book. I never even thought to think it through that much. Guess ai need to revisit Fretboard Wizard. 🙂

  • albert_d

    April 3, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Congratulations. That same type of light bulb moment has also happened to me as I enlarged my theory knowledge. It really adds to the fun and enjoyment of playing. Lucky us.

  • That_Guy

    April 4, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Ok. Now do it in alternate tunings :p😜

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