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Basic Chord Exercises

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In this lesson we will use an A major chord as a (I) tonic chord & an E7 chord as a (V7) dominant chord. Both chords are arpeggiated in an eighth note rhythmic pattern. At the end of the entire phrase, the second time the E7 chord happens there is a bass note walk up back to the A major chord. There is also a more complex variation on this walk up that involves a treble note walk down.

All these techniques happen frequently in classical guitar style. There are minimal chord shapes, with close voice motion. There are single note melodic lines that connect chords or flesh out the music. There are two simultaneous voices, sometimes in contrary motion.

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Basic Chord Exercises