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G Chord Variations (Guitar Lesson BC-181) Guitar for beginners Stage 8

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    Hi! How you doing, Justin here.
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    Welcome to Stage 8
    of your guitar beginners course.
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    I'm sure
    you're gonna be enjoying this one,
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    cause, what we're gonna be checkin' out,
    is a few variations of a G chord.
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    I've shown you one, kind of,
    standard way of playing G chord,
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    but there's quite a few,
    that are really, really useful
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    in specific circumstances.
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    And you'll find, as you play more
    and learn more songs,
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    that you think:
    "I wish there was an easier way of doing this"
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    Now we are going to learn
    easier ways of doing the G chord.
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    So let's go to a close up now,
    and I'll show you these
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    other ways of doing this
    very, very common chord.
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    Ok, here we are for our first G chord variation,
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    I call this a "big G".
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    And if you look,
    there was our standard regular G chord
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    just using the three fingers.
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    All we've done here
    is move the third finger
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    over on to the B string, the second string.
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    And the little finger
    has gone where that third finger used to be.
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    So you see now,
    we're using all four fingers,
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    if I just give it a strum..
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    It's a really good sounding G chord.
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    All we've done in fact is
    change the open B string,
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    obviously, the note B, into a D note.
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    Which is still keeping our G chord,
    still named a regular G,
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    cause we're only using notes G, B and D.
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    This chord is particularly famous
    in Guns'n'Roses, and Poison,
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    and Bon Jovi in the 80's.
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    All that acoustic guitar rock stuff
    all of the acoustic guitar songs
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    nearly always used this version of the G chord.
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    And it does sound a little bit bigger
    and kind of more poppy or rocky
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    than the original G.
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    But there is one version
    which is considered even rockier one.
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    Which we're gonna go to now.
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    So here is our big rock G.
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    All I've done is... The last one
    that I just told you I called "Big G"
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    All I've done is
    lifted of my first finger and now it's suddenly a rock G.
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    And the reason this sounds more rocky,
    and I've actualy renamed it as being a G5,
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    It's because it now only
    contains the notes G and D.
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    We don't have any more
    the note B involved with this chord.
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    If we looked at the notes one at a time,
    we've got a G here,
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    the A string is muted
    by the underneath of that second finger.
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    That finger is muting that string.
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    Then we've got open D,
    open G, then another D and another G.
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    And this is a big rock chord,
    with distortion this chord sounds huge.
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    It's very, very cool, indeed.
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    There is another very common way of playing a G chord.
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    Which is a little bit more funky
    than anything else.
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    You tend to use it
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    when you're changing from a C chord
    to a G chord very quickly.
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    Which is quite common,
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    because the C and the G chord
    occur very regularly together.
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    There's your regular C chord.
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    If we want to go to this new G chord,
    all you're doing is just splitting
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    your third and fourth fingers
    on to the two outside strings.
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    This can be a little bit tricky,
    especially when you're starting out.
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    But have a go, because it
    does make changing C to G a lot quicker
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    These two fingers I'm pointing out
    just to keep them out of the way
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    but you would normally
    just leave them hanging around.
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    I didn't want you to get confused
    and think they were down.
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    What we've got here is
    the third finger over on the thickest string
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    and it's a lot flatter than normal
    and that's deliberately
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    to make sure that that string there is muted.
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    The same as what we had
    at that rockin' G,
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    but this time
    we're getting rid of that A string there
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    It's muted by the third finger.
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    Open D string.
    Open G, open B
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    and little finger down there
    playing the top note - G as well.
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    So this is a full G chord,
    but you can see, if I'm changing from C to G
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    There's C. There's our new G.
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    C, G
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    And that used to be one of the hardest changes,
    all fingers off.
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    Now it's a lot easier.
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    There's some people that put
    actually that second finger
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    and play the same dots
    as that initial G that we learned
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    just without the first finger.
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    That's ok,
    a lot of people like that
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    and that's fine to play it that way,
    I just think that this note
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    is a little bit redundant
    and if I play this one (strum)
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    and then without it (strum)
    we hear very little difference,
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    but it's a hell of a lot easier
    to play it like that.
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    Now the important thing
    with these new G chord variations,
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    is making sure,
    that you use them in the right circumstance.
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    Particularly the big G and the rock G
    worked really, really well
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    doing chord changes
    going from G to D.
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    But I'm gonna explain that a little bit better
    in the one minute changes.
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    So just get your fingers around these chords
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    and I'll see you for another bit of a lesson
    very soon.
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    Bye - bye!
Títol:
G Chord Variations (Guitar Lesson BC-181) Guitar for beginners Stage 8
Descripció:

Justin's Completely Free, Beginners Guitar Course Lesson BC-181.
This is Stage 8, Lesson 1.

This video shows you some very common variation on the G chord. There are lots of ways to play this depending on the circumstance, and you can choose which you use when...

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