In Part 1 of this lesson series we looked at 5 open position chord families based off of the keys of E, G, A, C and D.
In Part 2 we'll look at a couple ideas for application of these chord families.
For the first application, we'll see how a chord progression can be played in one key in all 5 positions (E, G, A, C and D chord families) across the neck using a capo and your knowledge of the Nashville Number System.
For this demonstration (and throughout this lesson) we'll be using the following chord progression, notated in Nashville Numbers.
1 6- (1/3 ^4) (^2- ^5)
To play this progression in the key of E in all 5 positions, we'll have this:
For the second application, we'll see how changing keys can be a simple process using our 5 chord families and a capo. Any song can be played in all 12 keys in open position, capo 1 or capo 2.
To take this a step further, you could take any song you know and play it in all 5 positions using a capo. Then try to play the song in all 12 keys in either open position, capo 1 or capo 2.
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