VETERAN II

Level 9

7th CHORDS

created by moving (or adding) a second root note

but two

              steps

                            lower

G MAJOR

G 7

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

A#

C#

D#

F#

G#

7th CHORDS: D7

D7

"reverse" the D major chord

the moved/added note should usually be placed

HIGHER

than the root note on the guitar

7th CHORDS: A7

A7

the moved/added note should usually be placed

HIGHER

than the root note on the guitar

7th CHORDS: E7

E7

PALM MUTE/PERCUSSIVE STRUMMING

Instead of stopping on a rest, you can also "strum through" notes using muted strings to create a desired string noise.

Two most effective mute/rest methods:

PALM MUTE OVER SOUND HOLE

"LOOSE" FINGERS OVER STRINGS ON NECK

* Palm mute allows for more control over accents/texture of strums

* Fingers on strings provides more strumming hand freedom

PALM MUTE/PERCUSSIVE STRUMMING

Try out the rhythm below using the chords shown. Try switching mute methods or changing chords once you feel comfortable with the rhythm.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x = mute

MEASURE PUSH/PULL

Another way to make your strumming and chord progressions more interesting is to "push" or "pull" chords out of the first beat of a bar.

E

A

A

C

F

Try out different chords; for the second example, exchange the eighth rest for a muted strum.

Veteran II - Level 9

By Starlight Music

Veteran II - Level 9

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