Guitar Practice Session 4 – Chord tones in the key of C major
Following on from part 3, here are some patterns based around the lower strings. If you followed the first parts of the chord tone sessions then you should know what to do by now. There’s no point in keep repeating the same things, also it’s good to do a bit of working out for yourself. Refer to the other parts first if you have just landed here for the first time.
1. Play along with the backing track using the following patterns.
2. Combine this exercise with the previous patterns on the higher strings.
3. Study the relationship between the full chord shapes (triads) belonging to the key of C major, located around or as close to possible to the third fret. Note how some of these small patterns are just pieces of the full chord shapes, while others are in between the CAGED chord shapes. The diminished chord doesn’t have an associated CAGED pattern so is best viewed in simple triad form.
Chord patterns with note names
Chord patterns interval relationships