Ive spotted some mistakes in the tab. When it comes to C7M, D7 and Em7. Chords and tab dont match.
On another note, PG talks about exercises he has for us. But I cant seem to find them.
What kinda exercises are you looking for?
I find it difficult to remember all the positions(I'm not very good at learning things by heart). If I had some exercises to help me remember them while applying them then it would be cool.What exactly are you having trouble with? Playing triads in different positions and inversions? The names of the notes in each triad? Be more specific and I'll try to help.
This is great!We need to do more than just just memorize positions & fingerings - we need to actually use them in our playing. If you're playing a song that has the chords D & G - make some new positions "part of the furniture". In other words, integrate them into the song. The more you actually use them in a song (and not just practicing) the quicker they become part of your usable musical vocabulary.
OK - so let's look at the attached chart. First we have a D chord (C shape) Now let's break it down into triads; 1st inversion (root on the bottom) 2nd inversion (3rd on the bottom) and 3rd inversion (5th in the bottom).
Get a feel for playing each one of those.
OK. Now do the same thing with the G chord below it.
Got em? Good.
Now let's tie them together. Play the D chord (1st Inversion) then play the chord BELOW it. G chord (3rd inversion) Strum each one twice and change to the next. Back and forth a few times.
Now move to the next chord - D (2nd Inv) and then play the chord below it. G (1st Inv) back and forth.
Now do it to the 3rd chord and the chord below it.
Still with me? Good.
Now let's forget the D chord and go to G & C chords and tie them together the same way. Tie the G chord to the C chord directly below it. Strum each one back and forth a few times.
Logically the next step will be to tie your C chords into F chords. I did not show the F chords because they will actually be in a D shape starting on the 5th string, 8th fret. We started with the D shape so the pattern starts all over again!
Obviously this works in all keys. So move everything up a half step and you'll have Eb- Ab & Db respectively. Or move them down a half step and you'll have Db - Gb & B respectively.
This is about two weeks worth of information - so go slow.
Great advice! Certain players have "go to" shapes and positions. The only way you can get that sound is to play it exactly the same way.This is great!
I learned most this stuff by simply learning songs and looking at what was happening. John Frusciante loves the C shape and John Mayer lives the 2nd inversion A shape and playing their songs actually helped a lot.