The Chord Formation Method

Any player who wants to increase their chord vocabulary can triple their chord knowledge by taking chords that they already know, and shift the notes of the voicings over to other string groups.

Ultimate Guitar
Relocating chord voicings, (a voicing refers to the arrangement of notes in the chord layout), over into other fingerboard locations can be done quite easily with some time & practice. The fingering shapes will inevitably change. However, the interesting new voicings you'll discover along the way will be well worth the effort of learning any new chord fingerings. Begin by matching the chord voicing from one chord, (in one fingerboard location), to a chord formation found on a new set of strings elsewhere. In the video I demonstrate this using a neck diagram drawing. When this is done using the same chord voicing, it can instantly allow for new ways to play many of the chord voicings that we are already using. To help with getting you started in this world of relocating chord formations, my video lesson begins by examining some fret-board diagram examples of how these chords visually can move around, and all the while maintain the same note voicings. Afterward, I will head over to the guitar neck and demonstrate several practice examples viewers can practice at home. Watch the video lesson to learn more...
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Head over to My Website and download the free PDF handout with all of the examples in TAB, as well as, a free MP3 Jam-Track for this lesson.

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    I want the tab for the song at the beginning.
    Creative Guitar
    The complete tab is available... Click on the hyperlink above that says, "My Website." You can download the complete lessons package there (with MP3 jam-track). Thanks for watching. - Andrew
    Good lesson, well explained. As a self-taught guitarist I didn't know that much about lower octaves and stuff like this, I really appreciated that lesson !