Chord Building

Skill Building Guitar Course from Daniel Gilbert

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.

14 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

Multi-Camera

Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

Guitar Pro

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Full Course Breakdown

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.

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.

3:21 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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.

11:23 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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.

11:14 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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.

11:25 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

5

Triads on the 6-5-4 Strings

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

6:59 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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.

12:37 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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.

19:19 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

8

Triads Application

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

16:52 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

9

7th Chords

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

8:53 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

11:36 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

11:43 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

12

Dominant 7th Chords

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

11:42 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

13

Top 4 String Inversions

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

9:51 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

6:19 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Playing since 1971
  • 55 lessons at JamPlay
Veteran Musician Institute guitar instructor brings his 35 years of guitar classroom teaching experience to JamPlay! His playing and perspective on the guitar will help anyone excel in their journey to become a better, well-rounded musician.

Reviews & Feedback 76/100 with 33 ratings
jlars

Daniel is a great instructor. Period

bobbydanubrata

Thank You Dan! I'm gonna learn and practice every single day!