In part one of this lesson on harmonized chord shapes, we learned about the general theory and the practical application of how to harmonize and move chord shapes along the neck horizontally. The next level of learning for this topic involves working through the harmonized chords of a key within a 5-6 fret range on the guitar’s fingerboard more vertically (in position)…
HARMONIZED SCALES IN POSITION:
In the first lesson on “Harmonized Movable Chord Shapes” we covered playing harmonized scales “along” the length of the guitar neck’s fingerboard (horizontally).
In this lesson post, we will once again be covering harmonized movable major scales. However, this time we will study the harmonized scales played within a 5 – 6 fret range (more vertical – in position).
Some of the chords might be somewhat difficult to finger at first. If you do discover that this is the case for you, then allow yourself some time with the development of each chord shape.
Practice any of the chord voicings that you find as being difficult, away from the harmony workout explained in this lesson post.
If you have to, you can temporarily replace any chord that you find as “too difficult” with an alternate chord (of the same quality), that you feel is more manageable. Doing this will at least allow you to continue the training exercises for developing the harmony and theory aspects of this chord practice routine.
NOTE: Once you have become familiar with each study, be sure to practice slowly and perfectly with a metronome in order to gain higher levels of mobility and control over the chord shapes.
The chord types included in this study are:
• Major Triad & Major Seventh
• Minor Triad & Minor Seventh
• Diminished Triad & Minor Seven Flat-Five
• Dominant Seventh
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