Adding The C Chord with New Strumming Patterns – Lesson 16

About Adding The C Chord with New Strumming Patterns – Lesson 16

Level: Beginner

Adding The C Chord with New Strumming Patterns – Lesson 16

In this lesson we add the C Major chord to our repertoire.

Syn’s Tips

This is as classic as it gets! Check out Skid Row’s, ”I Remember You” to hear how it’s applied to a brilliant song. They also add what are called “embellishments” to the chords by playing different notes in between the strumming. Embellishments are used to spice up your playing and you should definitely try moving your fingers around to try and create little melodies or “riffs” within the basic strumming patterns We will dig into this a little more later but it is crucial in developing a good musical ear to try and figure this stuff out on your own. This process is called “transcribing” which means to copy what you see or hear. Try transcribing the intro to the Skid Row song mentioned above..... you already know the chords;)

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Andrew Chung
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Andrew Chung I find that, unless I strum straight 8th note downstrokes for this pattern, I tend to rush into beat 2, and then somehow drag going into the "and" of 2. Yet, I can see the appeal of strumming in this style -- less energy spent, meaning longer playing time, especially when playing faster music. I know that I should definitely spend time practicing this more economical style of strumming, and do it slowly, but does anyone have any other tips that will help? Thanks!
Adam Keele
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Adam Keele I’ve found that it sounds pretty cool to lead back into the g chord from d by on the last strum up play the d chord but add the pinky back to the 3rd fret on high e and then back to g chord. It also makes it easier for me to transition back to the g chord from d
Héctor Borges
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Héctor Borges oops didn´t meant to spam, sorry for that doble commentary
Héctor Borges
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Héctor Borges well im trying to transcribe i remember you, and i think i know how to do it, but its really hard moving my pinky and ring finger like that
Ram Kumar
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Ram Kumar I like how these chords sound together.
Weronika Nowak
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Weronika Nowak After few days I finally got the good sound of "I Remember You"! 😀
Filip Tomiša
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Filip Tomiša WOW! I actually managed to transcribe 99% of the intro correctly (I Remember You)! Instead of the last two notes that are open G and D string I played 2nd fret on G string and then I did a pull off to an open G string. This feels great!
SERJ ZOZULYA
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SERJ ZOZULYA I's hard for me to change fingers between D and G
Ed Seith
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Ed Seith What can be helpful with open chord changes is finding a "pivot point," one note that is close, or common, to both chords. In the case of G and D, you've got that with your third (ring) finger on the B string, third fret (Hey, it's a "D!"). Play one of the chords, and then try moving all of the fingers EXCEPT that third finger, to get to your landing spot on the other chord. Practice a lot, back and forth, back and forth. You'll get it!
Tomas Vicente Ramos
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Tomas Vicente Ramos Awesome Lesson 😀