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Offline stibau

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CCG P8
« on: July 17, 2017, 07:05:49 pm »
hello,

First of all, i recently bought the "Practical Music Theory" and "Chord construction guide" of Justin's site and I must say that it really explains things very clearly in limited number of pages. So thanks for that. It is really helping me.

I do have a short question about fingering the C Maj 7 chord using the E shape, as presented on Page 8 of the CCG.  In the 4th parapgraph the text goes "...or to use the first finger to gently touch the 5th and 1st string to mute them".

I have been trying to get my head around how this can be done but i don't see it: how can you play the root note and at the same time mute the 5th and 1st string with your first finger. Can anyone explain?

In any case, thanks for reading this!


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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 08:44:07 pm »
I don't have CCG to hand.
Can you tab or write out the fret positions for that C maj 7 please.
E shape implies a barre chord at fret 8 to me.

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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 10:17:04 pm »
Justin explains it in this video starting at the 2 minute mark.




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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 11:04:15 pm »
You may want to download guitar tuner. It's a free app and one of the options it has is a cord Library you can select the C major 7 and it shows multiple ways to play it. One-way is at the 8th fret and the 5th and 1st string are muted

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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 08:40:12 pm »
Right... I was wrongly thinking that there would be a way to strum this chord... Obviously you need to pluck it fingerstyle.

Thank you all for taking the time and effort to reply. i really appreciate it!!!

Offline Matt125

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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 04:31:10 am »
Right... I was wrongly thinking that there would be a way to strum this chord... Obviously you need to pluck it fingerstyle.

That's not correct. You can definitely strum this chord.

Here is the chord diagram. The X symbol means you do not play it  or you mute it.



Here is a screen grab of Justin playing it.



The tip of the first finger presses down on the 6th string.
The pad of first finger lightly touches the 5th string just enough to mute it. If you press too hard  you will cause the 5th string note to ring out or buzz.
The base of the first finger also lightly touches the 1st string to mute it out.
You don't need to flatten the first finger hard against the fretboard as you would a bar chord. Leave it slightly curled and it will probably not even touch the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings
These are muting skills that  you need to learn.

The second finger presses down on the 2nd string.
The third finger presses down on the 4th string.
The fourth finger presses down on the 3rd string.

Do all those things and you can strum the chord.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 04:58:05 am by Matt125 »

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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 08:43:38 am »
Watch as Paul Gilbert aggressively strums all 6 strings yet plays only one note. He mutes the 5 other notes so that you don't hear them.

https://youtu.be/glmkCE1Rbs0?t=43

The whole lesson is worth watching.

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Re: CCG P8
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 05:33:53 pm »
This helps! Thank you all for your replies.

 

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