Summary & Optional Bar Chords
- Position 1, the first string played is always the name note or root note. 1 3 5 1
- Position 2, the second string played is always the name note or root note. 5 1 3 5
- Position 3, the third string played is always the name note or root note. 3 5 1 3
Optional Bar Chords
If you are an Advanced to Intermediate player or just plain determined to learn how to play the guitar, here are the note positions for Position 1 2 and 3 when using bar chords.
While playing all 6 strings we are still only playing the 1st 3rd and 5th notes of a Major scale. The 1st and 6th string are always the same for Position 1 2 and 3. And the most important fact still holds true. The Master Rule: All chords originate from the 3 Basic chord positions.
If you have an interest in playing the bass guitar, this illustration will be of great value to you.
At this point I highly recommend as a refresher, that you review all previous lessons, starting from Lesson 1.
Flip through the pages from the beginning. Take time to absorb the illustrations on each page. Scan over the lesson goals and ask yourself the following questions.
1. Do I really comprehend the goal of each lesson?
2. Do I understand the laws and principles and how they apply to each lesson?
3. Do I see the systematic approach that we are taking as we work through each lesson?
Many students find that a one on one lesson is all that it takes to make it all come together. Why not take a skype lesson!