Cadd9 and Dsus2 (Guitar Lesson)


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Cadd9 and Dsus2

Mark provides an exercise that features two new chords - Cadd9 and Dsus2. He also discusses time signatures.

Taught by Mark Lincoln in Basic Guitar with Mark Lincoln seriesLength: 0:00Difficulty: 2.0 of 5
Chapter 1: (02:30) Introduction and Review Review
- Warm-up the hands.
- Stretch the wrists.
- Play the major and minor open chords.
- Warm up your strumming muscles by relaxing the wrists and letting the pick flow over the strings.
- Play the E major chord in the “new” way and play the type 1 barre chords.
- Play the A major chord in the “new” way and play the type 2 barre chords.
- Practice the “slanting A” technique.
- Practice the type 1 minor barre chords.
- Practice the type 2 minor barre chords.
- Play all of the type 1 mini-barre chords.
- Play all of the type 2 mini-barre chords.
- Review and practice quantitative and qualitative techniques.
- Review last week’s exercises.

Ready?

Hey everybody! You’ve made it to lesson 30, and that’s a remarkable accomplishment! I’m assuming that some of the content is not perfect and polished yet, and probably won’t be for some time. However, we’ve definitely covered a lot of ground. With that in mind, let’s continue on. Don’t forget to do the warm-ups and get yourself in a comfortable place before beginning.
Chapter 2: (02:52) Cadd9 and Dsus2 Chords We've talked a lot about the concept of liquid chords and the idea that you can add one or more notes to a chord to make an entirely new chord. This process can help to smooth the transitions between chords and make your playing more beautiful. In addition, you can use hammer-ons and pull-offs to liquify your chords and create new ways to transition from one chord to the next.

The two chords we're going to use in this next exercise are simple enough by themselves:

Cadd9
E_0_
B_3_
G_0_
D_2_
A_3_
E_x_

Dsus2
E_0_
B_3_
G_2_
D_0_
A_x_
E_x_
Chapter 3: (04:40) Exercise You should be familiar with these chords by now, but if you are not, you can always go back and review previous lessons when you need to. Okay, so play the two chords individually and get a good feel for them. It’s important that you are extremely comfortable with this version of the C and D chords as we will be using them throughout the lesson and in future lessons as well. Play the C by placing your first finger on the D-string, second fret and your middle finger on the A-string third fret and your third or ring-finger in the B-string third fret. Play the D chord by placing your first finger on the G-string second fret and your third finger on the B-string third fret. Play the C chord striking the tonic first (the lowest C note in the chord in this case) and using the strum on the C chord portion of the strum. The last two strums in bold face type, or the "up-down" at the end of the phrase, should be considered the transition strum. A single downstroke on the D chord will suffice for now. You will see how this simple rhythm will grow and flower over the span of the exercise.

Remember the concept of time in music and how this concept applies to how many strums you can fit into the span of your rhythm. We’ll discuss how this comes into play later in the lesson.

Exercise 1
Play the C and D chords as I’ve delineated above. Remember to relax your wrist and allow the pick to flow over the strings. Also, I’m hoping you’ve noticed that when playing the two chords above, you will be placing your third finger on the B-string third fret in both chords. This should facilitate smoother and hopefully quicker chord changes. “Planting” or holding one finger on the same string in more than one chord can help simplify chord changes so one can do more complex things within the rhythm. Get a good feel for changing between these two chords.

Okay! So you’ve got a good handle playing the C and D chords, right? Alright, the next step in this process is to throw a couple of hammer-ons into the mix within the C chord. Keeping your third finger planted on the B-string third fret, hammer your second or middle finger onto the A-string at the third fret (where it would normally be placed in this chord) and hammer your first finger onto the D-string second fret. Then, strum . The last strum in bold face type should be on the D chord. In other words, your chord change is going to come in the middle of the strum pattern. This is not as difficult as it sounds. Watch me in the video for help.
Chapter 4: (01:58) Time Signature In this scene, Mark discusses time signature and the importance of keeping in time.
Chapter 5: (03:30) Exercise: Adding Notes Exercise 2
Break the last steps of this rhythm into manageable pieces and practice the pieces individually. So, play the two chords together first, as you did in the first exercise. Now just do the hammer-ons without playing any rhythm after it. Get a feel for playing each hammer consecutively. This is an important step towards playing the exercise in time. Now, play the whole rhythm as discussed in the last section.

Okay, how are you doing so far? For some this will be a walk in the park. Others may need to break exercises down into smaller pieces and work through them slowly. I realize that some of the exercises in this lesson can be rather difficult, but I know you guys can do it with a little patience and a lot of practice. That having been said, let’s move on!!!

This time we’re going to do a pull-off within the D chord. Playing a Dsus2 leaves the fretboard open for various chording opportunities that can enhance the quality of your rhythms. Play the rhythm as indicated. This time however, go to a regular D major chord and then pull your middle finger off of the high E-string. You should only play one strum (at this point at least), so you’re going to be pulling off at the same time that you are strumming. This is kind of a tricky move, but it can be mastered with a little practice.

Exercise 3
Using the same process as in Exercise #2, break down the components of the rhythm. Play the chord first and make sure that each note is ringing clearly. Then, add the hammer-on into the equation. Next, add in the pull-off. Once you've become proficient at each piece of the puzzle, put the exercise together and play it in a slow and relaxed fashion.

You can substitute notes into chords in any rhythm. This can be a refreshing change from strumming blocked chords. Keeping time may become more difficult in these situations. Beginning guitarists tend to get sloppy with rhythm when trying to juggle two tasks at once. In the next step, we’re going to insert a series of notes into the D chord. Instead of strumming the D chord a single time as we’ve been doing, play the notes F, F#, D B, A and G. Watch me in the video for how to coordinate the chords and the scales together.

Continuum of Difficulty
Obviously, the exercises that we’re progressing through are becoming more challenging and continue to include more and more “bells and whistles.” Please understand that I am merely offering you a range of exercises that you will be able to work on in the coming months and years to come. Don’t beat up on yourself if you aren't nailing portions of the rhythm. You really need to focus on the individual components of an exercise and then add on pieces as you become more comfortable with the fundamentals.

Variability
None of the exercises are set in stone. Feel free to change things up and get creative. Consider what I’m offering you to be the foundation on which to build your own house of creativity.

Exercise 4
Play the rhythm with all of the parts, including the descending scale in place of the D. Again, break the whole exercise down into pieces and then put them all together as you get more comfortable. Are you feeling any flow within the rhythm? Are you “getting into it” or does it still feel very mechanical to you? Play slowly at first. Then, speed up the tempo as you become more comfortable.

Exercise 5
How can you change the rhythm to make it more your own? What other techniques, either those that we’ve discussed or some that you’ve been working on, do you think would work well with these chords? How would you change this rhythm if you were playing with other musicians? With another guitar player? With a singer?

Inevitably, the sky is the limit when it comes to playing any instrument and there are a myriad of choices that any musician makes when playing. You can literally change strums, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and any of a number of techniques from moment to moment and from song to song. It’s important that you personalize your playing and add or subtract parts and pieces that you feel would be appropriate within the rhythm. Don’t forget the creative element when going through these exercise!

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Southern CashSouthern Cash replied on October 20th, 2015

Mark, i feel more progress with every lesson! I wonder when though, I will become a guitar hero.

socalrockrsocalrockr replied on March 2nd, 2015

Another great lesson from a great instructer.Your right,you do have to take a step back to play bar chords(including mini),all major & Minor chords in at least 4 positions.And be rock solid,and in rhythm...count beat with your feet.Due to an injury,I never thought I'd be able to play slanted A bar chord.I can now by practicing,practicing,practicing.Your right on that.Expect to fly through remaining lessons,and get on my Les Pauls'.I am becoming a very good rhythm player, thanks to you,and JamPlay.

krobinson5krobinson5 replied on July 20th, 2011

I have been teaching myself how to play by using books. However you cannot learn rhythm from a book. My question is should down strokes be on the beat with up strokes between beats?

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on August 7th, 2011

Hey Krob how are you? It really depends on what type of rhythm you're using where the beats will come into play and how your strums will coincide. But for simple strums, yes, that's how it should be done. M

brandtjbrandtj replied on June 23rd, 2011

Great lesson, Mark! As I was watching you play the little riff in between chord changes, I was thinking that there's no way I could do that. After about 30 minutes of repetition, I got it! Maybe not up to full speed, but I got it with the hammer-ons. Thanks for this! Now, I'm tempted to try little riffs in between other chords and play around with it. :D

coreymichaelcoreymichael replied on June 6th, 2011

Nice lesson. Thanks

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on June 9th, 2011

Your welcome Corey good to hear from you:) Mark

mgapmgap replied on January 31st, 2011

Hi Mark, This lesson was a lot fun. The past lesson was a little harder, and wasn't able to stretch as easily as I would have liked. This one was a welcome change, the hammer ons were a ton of fun and came pretty easily. I moved the same process to other cord progressions and did it some more.

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on February 4th, 2011

Hey Mike! It's great to see that you're expanding the lessons and trying new ideas based on what's in the lesson as well. Keep at it my friend! ML

rcausrcaus replied on September 29th, 2010

Hi Mark, I love to practice those lessons with Cadd9 , Dsus2 and also how you taught us about the A7, E7 etc. However,can you give us a couple of easy songs which we can apply the Cadd9 or and Dsus2. Most of the songs I have practiced come with the generic major and minors and sharp progression. Regards rcaus

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on October 5th, 2010

Hey RC how are you? Keep in mind that youcan change chords at willon any song andif you choose to mplay a D sus 2 chord rather than a standard D major chord, who's to know? You can do the same thing with the C chords simply so you can practice with those forms instead. Does that make sense? Mark

jaysonjohnjaysonjohn replied on May 30th, 2010

Hi Mark, I'm finding that I'm hammering on the Cadd9 chord (after the notes are played) without even trying because I'm not quite up to speed on the chord change yet ! Thanks also for the article on the Fender CD140 SCE. I took your advice, I'm playing it now and I'm very impressed. Many Thanks

garyprgarypr replied on May 19th, 2010

Mark on this lesson 30 open note's are you not playing G,F#,D,B,A,openG or am I seeing this wrong

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on May 25th, 2010

Hey Gary, yes it is G to F as you stated...this has come to my attention before but unless we re-film it's set in stone, at least for now! Thanks for the headsup! Mark

patsendpatsend replied on April 12th, 2010

hey Mark thanks a lot for this very useful lesson (new simple chords and strumming for a good result, that's what I like...).

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on April 12th, 2010

You're welcome Pat nice to hear from you! Mark

alshyalshy replied on September 21st, 2009

great lesson as usual mark, great tips too

stuttsdcstuttsdc replied on June 1st, 2009

Mark, Not sure how this hasn't been mentioned before but you mistakenly name the wrong notes in this one... F# to F. I think you meant G to F#! No biggie.. but it might confuse some folks.

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on June 3rd, 2009

Hey Stutz, thanks for keeping on top of things and letting me know! It's so easy to let small details like that fall through the cracks but I really appreciate great members like you letting me know that there's something amiss. Thanks again! Mark

bombillo88bombillo88 replied on December 16th, 2008

Hi Mark, I've been working on your lessons every day for the past month. I'm interested in starting to write my own songs, and I'm most into your "liquid chords" sessions. I'd like to figure out on my own more "liquid chords". Does this require me to know the scales of the different chords that I'm playing? If so, where can I find the tabs of the different chord scales? Thanks! Mike.

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on December 16th, 2008

Bombillo thanks for writing! That's great that you are writing, it really is one of the ultimate joys of being a musician. Familiarity with scales can always be helpful and your best bet would be to buy a book of scales if you are really serious about it. Other than that, follow your heart and your ears, you can't go wrong! Good luck, Mark

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on December 8th, 2008

Beau thanks for writing in and jam on my friend! Mark

beauwilliamsbeauwilliams replied on December 6th, 2008

GREAT LESSON MARK! YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB BALANCING THIS AND ALL OF YOUR LESSONS WITH INSIGHT AS WELL AS TOOLS TO IMPROVE PLAYING ABILITY QUICKLY! THANKS AGAIN AND KEEP BRINGING THE LESSONS!!!

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About Mark Lincoln View Full Biography Mark Lincoln was born in S. California but was raised near Portland Oregon in a town called Beaverton. When he was twelve years old, he began his journey into the realm of the creative by composing poetry and was later published in a journal called "In Dappled Sunlight." He wrote for four years until his older sister blessed him with his first guitar, an old beat-up nylon stringed classical guitar. Mark played that guitar for five years, continuing to compose his own lyrics and starting the process of matching his own words with chords that he was learning on the guitar. He learned to play chords from his friends and from music books that he both bought and borrowed. Mark cited his four biggest influences, at that point at least, as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, The Rolling Stones.

Mark cites his most current influences as Radiohead, U2, older music by REM, and Peter Gabriel amongst others. He performs with two acoustic guitars, one being a six-string M-36 Martin with a three-pieced back for increased bass response, and a Guild Twelve-string which is his most recent acquisition. Mark is fond of saying that the twelve-string guitar is better because you get two guitars for the price of one, but he still plays his Martin equally as much and with the same passion.

Mark ended up in Fort Collins Colorado where he currently lives, works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and continues to write, teach and perform music. He currently performs with a group called "Black Nelson" as well as with a number of other seasoned professional musicians including his cousin David, a virtuoso lead-guitar player. Mark has performed in many of the smaller venues in Denver and Boulder, as well as some of the larger ones including the Fox Theatre, The Boulder Theatre, Herman's Hideaway, and also at The Soiled Dove where he opened for Jefferson Starship as a soloist. Some of Mark's originals are also available for your listening pleasure on MySpace.

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Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 82 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



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