Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Playing Chords and Melody Simultaneously Part II 

We now know our G major chord in a number of spots on the fingerboard.

Let's use this knowledge to play some melodies. I have decided that the old hymn "I'll Fly Away" is a good melody to demonstrate how to use chords to play a melody.

B         G        D      G        B            B     B     C   B
Some Glad Morning When this Life is Over.

-9----------0----------9---9---9--10--9---
-8-----8--- 0----8-----8---8---8------8----
-7-----7----0----7----7---7---7------7---
--------9----------9-------------------------
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That's the first part of "I'll Fly Away" played entirely using G major Chords. The only one we don't play as a chord is the C. However, you could simply play the chord proceeding that note and add a C note instead of a B.

This will be finished later