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I Chord: Root On The 5th String

 

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Just like you saw it when we were working on the power and barre chords, there will be certain keys where you'll have to move so high up the neck that it gets really uncomfortable because the frets are so small.

That's when it can be really handy to voice the I chord with the root on the 5th string instead, and this also applies to the blues riff. Let's look at how you can find your IV and V chord when this is the case.
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