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Moveable Chords

Moveable chords are chord forms which may be played anywhere along the fretboard using the same shape. Just align its root note (1) with the key you’d like to play. When a row of notes are held down by one finger the chord may be called a barre chord.

The labeling conventions here remain the same as the Open Chords section except for the black and grey outlined boxes. In this section the Black Outlined Boxes represent the recommended tones to be played heading towards the right from the root note found on the labeled string. While the Grey Outlined Boxes represent the recommended tones to be played leading from left to right towards the root note found on the labeled string. Therefore each diagram points out two very different ways to play the same, yet different, moveable chord. Each page contains 3 diagrams, each pointing out chord forming opportunities found from root notes placed upon one of the lowest three strings.

 

Side Note:
Notice the similarities between the major chord forms based on the 1st string heading right (black boxes) to the open E chord, and from the left (grey boxes) to the open G chord. As with the chord forms rooted on the 2nd string heading right with the open A chord, and from the left open C chord. On the 3rd string to the right, open D chord, and from the left open F chord.. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

The Worksheet pages are different in that they have been left blank to help you perceive your own moveable chords.


 

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