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Offline oldozdoc

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re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:52:24 pm »
At the end of the lesson FO-108 (basic travis picking) Justin plays a 12 bar in D7 using travis picking. As he progresses he introduces an unexplained movement at the end of some bars using what looks like a brief power chord, which is very cool. I've been trying to copy it but just can't figure out how it goes. Can anyone help?

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Re: re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 10:05:17 pm »
He's doing a half bend on the C on the A string. In other words he's pulling
the C note sharp to C# then walking up to the D. The chord he throws in is a C#mb5

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Re: re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 10:59:14 am »
Thanks Stitch 101,I really do appreciate your response. Having watched the video again, it's clear you're right that he's bending the C base note by pulling it down to C#. Makes me think the chord probably isn't C#mb5 (which could be called C#m dim) , but probably has a C base and some kind of 7th. Anyway, I still can't play it.

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Re: re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 03:47:20 pm »
Just noticed this was your first post Welcome to the forum
In the video at the 7:44 mark Justin is clearly playing a diminished chord
on the 4th fret which would be C#mb5(C#mdim) the b5 is what makes it
diminished.
For it to be a C he would have to be playing it on the 3 fret.
Throwing in a diminished chord in a blue is common to add color.

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Re: re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 05:15:47 am »
Thanks Stitch 101, actually these are the first times I have posted anything on any forum at all. I get what you are saying now, I was looking more at the grip he has the bar before (at 7.42) which is where he bends the C to C#. Thanks Again.

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Re: re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 05:16:00 pm »
The progression he is playing starting at the 7:00 mark is a D G A(C7 shape)adding the
5th in the bass on the E string.
How well do you know the CAGED system. Justin has some great lesson on it if you
not familiar with it.
It will open up the whole fret board for you and make thing like the chords he's playing
easier to understand.

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Re: re lesson FO-108 "Basic Travis Picking"
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 04:01:10 am »
I have subscribed to and completed the theory course once (but will need to repeat the later modules to reinforce them) and have been through all the lessons on CAGED as well as the "mastering the major scale" lessons and the "Blues Rhythm " lessons, which also relate to CAGED. I won't say I'm fluent with it , bit I do understand the basis of it.
Thanks again

 

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