Chord Construction Guide
This second installment of Really Useful Guitar Stuff is all about chords. Having covered chord construction in Practical Music Theory it is now time to put all that knowledge to use and learn how to create chords all over the fingerboard.
Starting with basic chord shapes and adapting them to many others is the perfect method of learning chords. It will help you remember all the different grips (shapes) because the relationships between chords is easy to learn and the practical application becomes obvious when you understand what chord tones you are playing in each shape.
You will learn all the chords covered in the CAGED system (five positions of each chord) and remember that each chord can be placed on any root note - this gives you a great chord vocabulary of over 650 chords!! Chords covered are Major, Minor, Maj7, Dom7, Min7, Min7b5, Dim7, Maj6, Min6, Sus2 and Sus4. Chord extensions and alterations will be covered in a later volume.
If you struggled with remembering chord shapes or always thought that it was a weak point in your playing, this pack is sure to help you out!