In this video tutorial, I show you a really cool way to fingerpick guitar using the harmony of a 6th.
You are going to play a chord progression without playing a single chord.
How do you do that exactly?
You imply the chords instead, and in this lesson I show you how to do that with 6th harmony.
What you are about to see is an excerpt from a masterclass I taught in Chicago, USA.
In this class, I present to you a typical chord progression and then show you how to imply the chords of the progression using 6th harmony.
We will do this in a fingerpicking guitar context and bring in the awesome sound of open droning strings to our 6ths.
Watch the video below to learn more:
Harmonised 6ths G Major Scale Ascending
The following is the G major scale played on the 3rd string harmonised in 6ths:
Harmonised 6ths G Major Scale Descending
Here is the same scale harmonised in 6ths descending:
Harmonised 6ths Open String Drone 1
Here is the G Major scale harmonised in 6ths adding the drone of the open second string:
Harmonised 6ths Open String Drone 2
Here is the G Major scale harmonised in 6ths adding the drone of the open sixth string:
Harmonised 6ths Open String Drone 3
Here is the G Major scale harmonised in 6ths adding the drone of the open fifth string:
6th Harmony Masterclass Example
Here is the chord progression used in the masterclass:
6th Harmony Fingerpicking Chord Progression
6th Harmony Application Example
Here is the example from the masterclass of 6ths being used to spice up a chord progression. Focus on the concept behind this example, not the example itself:
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About The Author:
Simon Candy has been teaching, training, and coaching people to learn guitar for over 2 decades. Regularly in high demand, Simon specialises in acoustic guitar through styles including jazz, blues, rock, and fingerstyle. Simon also offers tuition for acoustic guitar online