Lesson 9 – Playing Over Chords: Practical Examples (Part 1)

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  • Richard Lepinsky Apr 20, 2021

    Good stuff !

  • Dave Hughes Apr 28, 2021

    Fantastic stuff, NOW it’s falling into place….still not sure with your 2 pinch system to identify a note, is it Root and 3rd or can it be any of the chord make-up eg c =CEG

    • Brad Bordessa (Admin) Apr 28, 2021

      Aloha David,

      I identify every 6th in this course with whatever note is on the string closer to the floor in the pinch pair. This is just for keeping it straightforward for me to say and (hopefully) for you to learn.

      As for what chords the 6th fits over, it completely depends on the chord shape and location on the fretboard. Different 6th shapes/locations fit into different chord voicings. Check out the next lesson and have a look at the 6th Over Chords PDF downloads there. I think it will help make it more clear to you. Let me know if you continue to have questions.

  • Stephen Smith Jul 3, 2023

    Hi Brad! I feel like I started this course at the right time in my musical journey (I think going through Street Theory and Hawaiian Songs for Ukulele beforehand has been really helpful). Oddly enough, I intuitively did these 6th shapes in certain keys, I just didn’t know what they were called or why they “work.” So, I’ve been learning a ton and the structure of this course has been very helpful for me to instantly implement them in my playing. They have such a pleasant and full sound! And I’m about halfway through, so I’m sure there’s more good stuff to come.

    Here’s some noodling around in 6ths: