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  • Writer's pictureKeith L. Cooper (guitar)

Connect-Four 5th-String Root Guitar Knowledge

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

The continuous understanding and practice of our idea with CONNECT-FOUR applies to chords, scales, arpeggios, and pentatonics, that allow the guitarist an exploratory avenue of economic and spatial fretboard performance. Over the past couple of weeks, we have explored major and minor tonality based on the 6th-string root. This blog, and the next one, will dissect the major and minor tonalities on the 5th-string root. This will help the guitarist to connect everything we’ve discussed over the fretboard in one solid key. Think horizontally on scales & arpeggios; think vertically on chords and shapes. Follow exact fingerings underneath the tablature examples!

From economy picking, to sweep arpeggios and colorful chords, a swing-jazz feel for these ideas is included near the end of the video. Swing your phrases! (Discussed in the previous blog.)

It’s possible with one more blog, you’ll have a different point-of-view with fingerings, position playing, and ideas with regard to improvisation and harmony.

-Coop 🎸

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