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Guitar Chord Progressions (4 of 6) – The Whack-A-Mole Lesson

www.paulrussellmusic.com (Transcript below) Hey, and welcome back to this, our fourth in a series of lessons about chord progressions. Now this time, we’re going to shift our perspective relative to how the chords connect and we’re going to do this by asking a different question. Now in previous lessons in the first three, we asked ourselves, “How do we connect one chord with another chord?” In this lesson, we’re going to ask the question, “How are two chords already connected?” Once we perceive this, how can we express that connection to our listeners? It’s like when we first meet someone. The first thing we do instinctively is to find out where we connect, what we have in common and the more meaningful that connection is to us, the kind of more open we are to really resonate and harmonize with someone. Resonating and harmonizing, those are fundamentally musical experiences and they feel good. For example, you and I have music in common and even closer to that, we have guitar in common. We look and we find these and we appreciate these things with each other. To find this in relationship with our G chord and our C chord, well, you know, look and we can see that this open ringing string, the G string, is common to both chords and we can highlight this with what I call Whack-a-mole. If you don’t know what Whack-a-mole is yet, here’s a link that you can click on to and that will lead you to a video. If you do know, you know that the mole pops up its head and you take the

25 Responses to Guitar Chord Progressions (4 of 6) – The Whack-A-Mole Lesson
  1. tripletrouble30
    September 22, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Well I? have to tell you.. I didn’t know where you where going with the ” Whack a Mole” thing but, I have to say after playing for 35 years this was one of the most useful lessons I have seen in a long time..
    Alot of musicians tend to forget about the little things that make a good song a great song and this little lesson makes that possible.. Thank….

  2. FolkGuitarLessons
    September 22, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    This comment made my day.? Thank you.

  3. wildwestpoint
    September 26, 2011 | 3:14 am

    tha’ts? what i wanna learn strumming with a pic and picking individual strings. is there any other tutorials for this?

  4. FolkGuitarLessons
    September 27, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    I suggest doing a search on the? keyword “flatpicking”.

  5. LEPRASE
    October 5, 2011 | 6:07 am

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  6. TheFutureNikes
    October 5, 2011 | 8:41 am

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  7. TheFutureNikes
    October 5, 2011 | 8:42 am

    I like? your lessons πŸ˜€

  8. Gwegory22
    October 12, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    that was the most relaxing guitar lesson? ever. lol.

  9. hmspace96
    October 14, 2011 | 10:45 am

    1:52 ?

  10. jacecrawford
    October 16, 2011 | 10:45 am

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  11. qbacca13
    October 21, 2011 | 10:19 pm

    That? was the chilliest guitar lession, you sir have a new subscriber.

  12. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 22, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Cool. Thank you.? πŸ™‚

  13. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 22, 2011 | 10:23 am

    You’re? welcome. Okay!

  14. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 22, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Oof!?

  15. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 22, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Thank you very much ? πŸ™‚

  16. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 22, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Thank you. I like how on your channel you both write out and demonstrate chord progressions to popular songs. Good idea!?

  17. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 22, 2011 | 10:26 am

    :)?

  18. chrisoposnow
    October 24, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    This lessons are chill and fun to? watch. I’m looking forward to seeing more videos.

  19. calixa
    October 26, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    very? very insightful and wonderful way of teaching, really. job well done.

  20. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 26, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I’m so happy that you are able to find insight in these lessons for? your music playing. Thank you!

  21. FolkGuitarLessons
    October 26, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    Cool. I appreciate your kind words. I hope you’ll enjoy the new? video that is uploading now!

  22. astridae
    November 5, 2011 | 12:46 am

    Nice channel, I’m resonating already!?

  23. houssamds
    November 21, 2011 | 1:20 am

    think you i realy enjoy it ;well i hope my schoole lessons were like that hhh im juste kilin’ it was amazin’?

  24. MrLee192Gversion
    March 30, 2012 | 6:24 am

    These videos are so trippy dude,? seriously.

  25. Siv Niznam
    June 20, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    If my academic as well? as music classes were like this, I would have become Socrates playing Harp… Super cool..It’s like this dude is preaching music rather than teaching…Thumbs up…

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