Foundation - Chords

Foundation - Chords

Essential chords. If you do not understand degrees and intervals, see Music Theory I for background information.

FT11 (006-2) Power Chords
FT12 (006-3) Barre Chords
FT13 (006-3A) CAGED System
FT14 (006-3B) Songwriting Chords
FC Drop 2 Voicings, 7th Chord Inversions
FT29 (014-1) (BL04) Four-Note Dom7 Chords in Blues
FT30 (014-2) (BL05) Dom7 Chords: 4-Note Voicings
FT31 (014-3) C7(9), v minor and vi minor Triads
FT32 (014-4) Four-Note Maj7 Chords Top 4 Strings
FT33 (014-5) Four-Note min7 Chords Top 4 Strings
FT17 (006-6) Diatonic 2-Octave Arpeggios
FC Melodic Chords

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Foundation - Chords
  • FT11 (006-2) Power Chords

    Learn to play power chords, and practice playing them with two demos by Tomo. Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). BOSS RC-3 Loop Station with BOSS Katana 50 amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature. BOSS DS-1 pedal.

  • FT12 (006-3) Barre Chords

    Learn Major and minor Barre chords by degree, and understand their relationship to triads. Tomo teaches how Barre chords can help you to learn new songs and to create practice exercises that will reinforce your knowledge of triads and improve your soloing. Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Reve...

  • FT13 (006-3A) CAGED System

    CAGED System. Five Popular Chord Shapes in Open (1st) Position. Major Chords: C A G E D and inversions. Play Octaves to Connect Inversions. Guitar: Fender SRV Stratocaster. Fender Musicmaster Bass Amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT14 (006-3B) Songwriting Chords - 1st Position + Moveable Forms - Voicings

    Songwriting Chords, 1st Position and Moveable Forms, Voicings. Ear Training. Learning to recognize a chord progression in a song. Play a I V vi- IV progression and more! Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FC Drop 2 Voicings - 7th Chord Inversions

    Drop 2 Voicings, 7th Chord Inversions, Strings 4 3 2 1. Paying attention to the top note. Guitar: Ibanez AZ2204N. Fender Pro Reverb (2). Lehle P-Split. D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) Strings, Providence E205TF Cable. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • BL04.(014-1) 4-Note Chords in Blues

    Learn 4-Note Dominant 7th Chords in Blues: Four Voicings on Strings 1, 2, 3 and 4. Ear Training: Learn by Degree, not by Shape! See Lesson 14 on 4-Note Chord Voicings. Remember, the “Top Note” is the highest note (by pitch) in the chord. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split. Two Fender Pro R...

  • BL05. (014-2) Dominant 7th Chords - 4 Note Voicings

    Dominant 7th Chords: 4-Note Voicings (R M3 5 b7). Play C Blues. “Hearing” the I IV V progression. Connecting the voicings. Guitar: Gibson 1967 ES-335. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT31 (014-3) C7(9) - v minor, vi minor triads

    C7(9), v minor and vi minor triads. G minor triad = (C) b7 9 5. A minor triad = (C) R M3 6. Voice leading with the top note. Guitar: Gibson 1967 ES-335. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT32 (014-4) Four-Note Maj7 Chords on Top 4 Strings

    Four-Note Maj7 Chords on Top 4 Strings. Melodic playing: CMaj7 and FMaj7. Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT33 (014-5) Four-Note min7 Chords on Top 4 Strings

    Four-Note min7 Chords on Top 4 Strings. Simple Groove with C-7 and F-7. Improvise around these chords. Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT17 (006-6) Diatonic 2-Octave Arpeggio

    Diatonic 2-Octave Arpeggios: 6th String Root and 5th String Root. Learn these arpeggios by degree and sound, then play Maj7, min7, min7(b5), and Dominant 7 arpeggios in one position, to improve your improvisation. See the Theory section for background information on Diatonic 7th Chords and Diaton...

  • FC Melodic Chords

    Melodic Chords. Play this ii V Groove using 4-note chords and fills with triads. Guitar: Ernie Ball Music Man (James Valentine Signature). Fender Pro Reverb (2). Lehle P-Split. D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) Strings. Providence E205TF Cables. Pickboy TF Signature.