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Guitar Lesson Three
Jam and Play Along For Lead Guitar
Play Along -
Ballad In C
In the Jam Tracks section
Guitar Alliance Member's Site you'll find MP3 tracks
that you can download and practice with. You'll also looping
tracks that play right from the web page. An example of these
looping tracks can be found in the sample lesson below:
This ballad in the key of C has as
C, Am, FM7, GM6, C chord progression. For the FM7 (F major 7th)
and GM6 (G major 6th) I use my thumb to play the root notes on
the low E string which enables me to play the high E string
Otherwise these would be just ordinary F and G chords played
using an E style barre chord pattern. With the inclusion of the
open E string the chord voicing are morphed to FM7 and GM6.
Here's the progression:
I've created 2 lead guitar parts
that go over this progression . You should spend some time to
come up with your own lead parts for the progression. I used the
C pentatonic major scale to create both of my lead parts.
Both lead parts repeat the same
phrases over and over. They still sound fresh each time they are
played because of the changing chord voicing behind them.
Blues Shuffle In E
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