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post Aug 13 2013, 05:12 PM
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Eric Clapton concert

What are these two chords he is switching between here?

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post Aug 13 2013, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE (uncguy4321 @ Aug 13 2013, 05:12 PM) *
Eric Clapton concert

What are these two chords he is switching between here?

Thanks gents!



Am and G


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post Aug 13 2013, 05:43 PM
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Am and G


Thanks...but they look odd...i'm still relatively a beginner. Are these non-standard fingerings?
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post Aug 13 2013, 05:45 PM
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Those are old school rock fingerings, a lot of guys in the 60s used those shapes, He's using his thumb on the low 6th string


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post Aug 13 2013, 05:55 PM
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awesome, thank you!
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post Aug 13 2013, 07:21 PM
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Last question on this...is there an advantage to this sort of fingering style? Or it just happened to be the style? Its very difficult for me
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post Aug 13 2013, 07:23 PM
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No, you can use barre chords if you want for these, it's just a choice, some people prefer them others don't. I always found them a bit clumsy so I use barres, but they're not for everyone either.


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post Aug 14 2013, 08:18 AM
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Hey matey, stay tuned for a little surprise regarding these chords smile.gif I know how difficult it is to mute strings, so I will make a little video for you in which I will talk about approaching these shapes, ok?


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post Aug 14 2013, 08:36 AM
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Adding on to The Professor, I find that a lot of people just say that an Am is an Am, regardless of where you play it.

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Am - x 0 2 2 1  0
Am - 5 7 7 5 5  5
Am - x x 7 9 10 8


While they are all A minor, and are all made from A, C, and E, I think they all have their subtle tonal differences. What do you guys think?


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post Aug 14 2013, 08:58 AM
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Definitely they and other voicing have their uses. especially to show a specific melodic movement with the top notes of the chord.

The whole chord melody/solo guitar style of playing is all about this


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QUOTE (uncguy4321 @ Aug 13 2013, 03:21 PM) *
Last question on this...is there an advantage to this sort of fingering style? Or it just happened to be the style? Its very difficult for me



This type of fingering is great when you want to make a funky style rhythm. It's very used in groovy styles like funk, reggae and pop. The alternation between this chords and muted strums are a must in some of those styles. You will also find them in music by Steve Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.


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post Aug 15 2013, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE (uncguy4321 @ Aug 13 2013, 04:43 PM) *
Thanks...but they look odd...i'm still relatively a beginner. Are these non-standard fingerings?


Hey buddy, thought I'd throw in a quick hint smile.gif



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