Chord Building

Daniel Gilbert utilizes 3 string combinations, scales, and right hand techniques to demonstrate how chords are built and where they can be built within the full fret board of your guitar.

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Daniel Gilbert utilizes 3 string combinations, scales, and right hand techniques to demonstrate how chords are built and where they can be built within the full fret board of your guitar.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Daniel introduces his series on how to build common chords using 3 string combos, scales, and right hand techniques. This series will allow you to build a chord anywhere on the fretboard by understanding the theory behind each chord type.

Length: 3:21 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

Triads on the 3-2-1 Strings

It's time to start digging into Daniel's series on building chords. He demonstrates the first step in building chords by using the 3-2-1 strings with triad forms. Daniel also breaks down the theory behind these triads.

Length: 11:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

Triads on the 4-3-2 Strings

Moving right along with the same concept of the last lesson, Daniel now discusses triads on the 4-3-2 strings.

Length: 11:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Triads on the 5-4-3 Strings

Lesson 4 features triad techniques on the 5-4-3 strings. Like the previous lessons, Daniel provides a musical track to play along with.

Length: 11:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 5

Triads on the 6-5-4 Strings

To round off the triads, Daniel demonstrates the 6-5-4 string combinations.

Length: 6:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Unify String Sets

Combining triad combos can be a very useful tool when building chords. Daniel breaks down the first few steps that can help open this subject up for better understanding.

Length: 12:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Dressing up the Triads

As Daniel likes to say, "if you know where something is, you know where it isn't." Here, Daniel applies this idea while demonstrating some unique ways to dress up triads.

Length: 19:19 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Triads Application

Now that you have learned theory behind building triads, Daniel now demonstrates how to apply these ideas musically.

Length: 16:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 9

7th Chords

Daniel explains how to build 7th chords and where they can be applied musically.

Length: 8:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

String Transference

The ability to utilize all of the strings is crucial to building your chord vocabulary. Daniel demonstrates how to transfer chord voicings from one set of strings to another.

Length: 11:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Inversions

An inversion is a reordering of the same notes in a chord. Watch this lesson to learn effective inversion options for the chord voicings you have already learned.

Length: 11:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Dominant 7th Chords

Just as the title states, Daniel explains how to build and play dominant 7th chords.

Length: 11:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 13

Top 4 String Inversions

Utilizing the top 4 strings, Daniel will demonstrate how to create unique inversions of normal chord shapes.

Length: 9:51 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

1-7-3-5 Voicing Harmonizing

Daniel will demonstrate how to utilize harmonization within the same chord structure of a 1-7-3-5 chord pattern.

Length: 6:19 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
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