December 13, 2023

How we play the G Major Chord

Well it’s a rainy day here in Christchurch, New Zealand and lunchtime seamed the opportune moment to pick up the guitars and have a bit of a jam.

Something we’ve been exploring lately is the “One Chord” jam. Quite simply we just pick a chord and hold it for the entire jam. This promotes all sorts of different rhythmic ideas and variations on the chord and is surprisingly fun.

Take a look at the different shapes below:

Dave is playing a traditional shape with the added pinky finer. Dan plays the root with his ring finger freeing up the first and second fingers across frets one and two. Moses uses his second finger to play the root and mute the A string while his first finger floats above the second fret and the pinky also floats and can actually stretch to the fifth fret.

By floating the first finger you can try hammer ons and pull offs especially in the second fret.
There are countless amounts of variations that can be formed have a go exploring different options yourself.

Learn more about Moses Robbins on his Google profile.

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