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Electric Guitar Masterclass from Musicademy

Jan 25, 2017

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Andy Chamberlain

www.musicademy.co.ukElectric Guitar Chord Voicings, Licks and Tricks

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www.musicademy.co.ukAimsMassive subject much more than we have time for here

Not going to show classic stuff like pentatonic scales

Your Role What is the principle role of electric guitar in a typical modern worship band set up?

Job 1dont play it like an acoustic!

Or Eric Clapton www.musicademy.com

Your RoleRepetitive rhythmic parts Contribute to the groove (mostly) Not a lead instrument in this genre www.musicademy.com

Rhythm electric Use less mid Semi acoustics work well in the mixDont be afraid of the capo www.musicademy.com

Ideas for creating smooth voice leadingUse open chord based voicings plotted up the neck using the major scale Focus on groups of strings Use1st 2nd and 5th in the key as open strings

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Heart of Worship

12m3m456m7EbEbFGAbBbCDCCDEFGABDDEF#GABC# www.musicademy.com

Heart of Worship V2C shapes using (1) 2 & 5 as open strings Strings 2 and 4 with 3 open (5th note)

Pre chorus Repetitive rhythms using C shapes Strings 2 and 4 with 3 open (5th note) www.musicademy.com

Heart of Worship ChorusOpen chords in C Hammer-ons to notes in the keyFollow the rhythm of the melody www.musicademy.com

10,000 Reasons Guitar 1 V2Middle strings 3&4 or E and A shapes Ch3 As above plus open B string (5th)Ch4 As above on bridge pickup

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10,000 ReasonsGuitar 2 V2Strings 2 3 & 4 higher up (+ modulation) Ch3 As above plus open B string (5th)Ch4 As above on bridge pickup

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10,000 reasonsGuitar 3 V2Bass notes + arpeggiosCh3 and Ch4 Power chords

If in doubt fill up from the low end! www.musicademy.com

G Shapes

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Lets get Technical You Can think of these as CAGED chords

Spell any chord up the Neck using the word CAGED www.musicademy.com

CAGED - Blessed be

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Angels We Have Heard on HighIntro Guitar 1 (lead part high) Linear lines on B. string uses strings 3 & 4 1st and 5th to fattenChorus String 1 high plus B and G string to create tension

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Angels We Have Heard on High Intro Guitar 2 Harmony Linear lines on G string uses string 4 5th to fattenChorus As above over melody without string 4 to thin out V2 pedal note with delay

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Angels We Have heard on High Intro Guitar 3 & 4 (lead part high doubled) V1Chords marked no 3rds for drive soundsChorus Chords marked + 8th notes

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www.musicademy.co.ukElectric chords in different keys G shapes 7 chords in every key very important! 145 major 236 minor 5/7

www.musicademy.co.uk3 Chord Trick in GThree shapes using G shapes for every chord in the key use open strings or capo for drone notes

Substitutions1 3 6 2 4 5 7

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D Shapes

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A Shapes

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C Shapes

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www.musicademy.co.ukE shapesAdapt them for other keys. Find the root in each shape.

www.musicademy.co.ukShapes in DUsing chord shapes to go up the neck 3rds 4ths

www.musicademy.co.ukShapes in DCombine for one set of shapes across any key

Double stops

Base on chords 1 4 5 in key Base on G shapes www.musicademy.co.uk

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