Guitar Secrets Lead Guitar Made Easy
The illustrations below show the A chord and the root 5 bar chord.
The chord to the left is the A major chord in the open position.
The guitar chord below is the Root 5 bar chord. If played at the 3rd fret, it would be the C chord. The note on the A string or 5th string determines the chord.
This chord is called the movable root 5 bar chord. It is determined by the note played on the A string or 5th string. In this example, I am playing the C major chord, which is played at the 3rd fret. This chord is also at times referred to as the A type bar chord, this is because the A chord can easily be converted to this bar chord.
The Low E string is not played with this type of chord. Notice how I lay my thumb over the Low E string to mute it so it won't sound.
In this progression, we use the Root 6 bar chord and the Root 5 bar chords. The progression starts with the G bar chord played at the 3rd fret. The root 6 bar chord or E type bar chord is illustrated to the left. Play this chord with your 1 finger at the 3rd fret. This would be the G chord.
More Root 6 Bar chords added, minor and major.
Count slowly and evenly from 1 to 4 playing the indicated chord on the indicated count.
- Play this progression until you can play it smoothly and without looking.
- Close your eyes and try to play this progression.
- Play G major pentatonic over this progression. Review the last lesson for the positions of this scale.
- Play Gm pentatonic over the G, Cm pentatonic over the C and Dm pentatonic over the D.
- Strum the C chord and then play the C major pentatonic scale at the 8th fret position.
- Strum the D chord and then play D major pentatonic over this chord.
- Check out the A5, C5 chords and more.
- More Root 6 bar major and minor chords added for reference.
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