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Guitar Chord Voicings: Playing Up The Neck
Berklee

Guitar Chord Voicings: Playing Up The Neck

This course is part of How to Play Guitar Specialization

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Rick Peckham

Instructor: Rick Peckham

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What you'll learn

  • Look at a lead sheet and play chord voicings

  • Construct triads, 7th chords, and inversions

  • Play and know the voicings of various chord qualities such as a major triad, minor triad, dominant 7, and gospel chords

  • Play triads over bass notes

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

What's included

5 readings1 quiz

In this lesson, we'll learn how to rearrange the notes in a triad to create inversions. Inversions can be difficult to conceptualize on the guitar since the same pitch can be found on different frets and different strings. We'll work to make this concept as easy as possible by inverting triads from the high strings to low and from the lower range of the neck up to the higher frets. The more you know about chords on the guitar, the larger the number of options for you to use!

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6 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Power chords and barre chords represent a huge amount of the vocabulary used by guitarists in rock and pop music. Although they may be a bit tough on your fretting fingers at first, the many applications of these shapes make the effort worthwhile. In this lesson, we'll cover various exercises that will give you greater facility and command of these chords.

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3 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

There are several ways to learn new voicing shapes on the guitar. Drop-2 is a term used at Berklee to describe a configuration of chord tones, pleasing to the ear, and, more importantly to guitarists, relatively easy to execute on the fretboard. It's the best way to play seventh chords on four consecutive strings. This lesson is going to give you plenty of practice in creating new voicing shapes on the fretboard and will help you develop the ability to play various seventh chords in all keys.

What's included

3 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

We've learned many guitar voicings for triads and seventh chords. This lesson will help you to solidify your grasp of Drop-2 Seventh chords. We'll also explore some new ways of using what we've already learned. Finally, we'll look at how to substitute chords using a standard lead sheet.

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4 videos5 readings1 quiz1 peer review

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Rick Peckham
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