Hi this is Jeff Isbell on behalf of ExpertVillage.com. Today we're going to look at chords and melody and specifically moving cord shapes.
Now this is where it starts to get fun. Playing finger style means playing chords and melody at the same time, like this. Not all melody notes are within easy reach of your open chord positions. So now we'll look at how to find any chord in any part of the neck. Understand that these are brief lessons, and it's beyond our scope to dove completely into each chord shape.
We'll focus on the two most useful shapes, the E shape and the A shape. A lucky thing happens on guitar, if you take a chord, like this E, where it's lowest note is E and move the chord and place a spare finger across the orphaned strings that is the ones that are still related, but didn't get to move with the family, you'll not only have the bar chord we mentioned in lesson three, but you'll also notice that whatever note is fingered where the low E used to be, will now indicate the new chord you are playing.
So move the chord up five frets, bar the orphans and named the note on the sixth string - fifth fret, it's A right. Well bingo, that's the name of the chord you were playing. It works the same with the A position chord, move it up five frets, bar and take a look at the note on the A string, it's a D. So guess what chord you're playing, bar chords.
Don't leave us yet, the next lesson gives away all the really big secrets of really using bar chords. See ya.