This week we are going to continue discussing the basics of chord construction, major and minor triads, using shapes to your advantage when playing and building chords. We're also going to harmonize through a major scale and use the resulting triad shapes to play through Keep Me From Blowing Away.
When you harmonize the chords as I show at the end of the lesson, as we did with the shapes for major and minor intervals, take note of the shape between the root (pinky) and the 5th (first finger). You'll notice it never changes except on the B diminished chord (the "weird one") because a diminished chord has a flatted 5th, so you'll have to drop the 5th down 1 fret there.
I hope this doesn't feel like a dull topic, because it really contains some powerful stuff! Enjoy playing with it and let me know if you have any questions!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Keep Me From Blowing Away
The Seldom Scene
Loop 0:00 What You Will Learn
Loop 1:19 Chord Theory Part II
Loop 14:45 Harmonizing Up the Scale
Loop 15:25 Closing Thoughts
Loop 16:20 Keep Me From Blowing Away Using the Harmonized Scale