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A Shapes 5th String Root

 

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In this lesson we're going to review and play through a fun example with the A shaped barre chords. First we'll finger the rock 'n' roll A major chord that you learned in the previous tutorial.

We'll finger that with the 3rd finger instead of the 1st, so that we can add the 1st finger capo when we move it up the neck. Otherwise the open strings would stay the same.

Then we'll look at the A minor barre shape on the 5th string. It's interesting how this minor shape looks our major shape on the 6th string! This is due to how the guitar is tuned.

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