ALL-STAR I

                                                    Level 13

 

FINGERSTYLE

the no-pick method

FINGERPICKING ZONES

1 = pointer

2 = middle

3 = ring

Instead of using your pick, try using your fingers to pluck the strings.

PLAYING WITH 7th CHORDS

You already know major and minor chords are built with the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes in the scale.

C MINOR

C MAJOR

C D Eb F G Ab Bb C
C D E F G A B C
C   E   G 
C   Eb   G

C major 7 might be written as "Cmaj7" or "CM7" on a chord sheet. 

C MAJOR 7

You can create some richness to your chords by adding a "7th" note!

C   E   G   B
C D E F G A B C

PLAYING WITH 7th CHORDS

An A minor 7 (Am7) chord is built the same way.

A MINOR

A B C D E F G A
A   C   E   G 

A MINOR 7

PLAYING WITH 7th CHORDS

We learned some 7th chords earlier.  What's the difference?

G major

G A B C D E F# G
G   B   D   F#

G MAJOR 7

G   B   D   F

G major 7 leaves the scale intact.

G7 (G dominant 7) flattens the 7th note in the scale.

Most songs you hear are in the timing of

ALTERNATIVE RHYTHMS

# of beats

4/4

("common" time)

size of notes

2

4

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=

4 beats

quarter notes

4

2

4

1

3

3

1

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&

&

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Here are some other interesting rhythms:

ALTERNATIVE RHYTHMS

3/4

2

3

2

(three beats, quarter notes)

&

&

&

2

3

1

6/8

(six beats, eighth notes)

1

1

4

4

1

3

5

2

3

5

6

6

&

&

&

&

&