This lesson is dedicated to the memory of Chuck Berry who gave Rock n Roll it’s style, attitude and many of it’s classic riffs. Many of Chuck’s ideas and basic riffs were derived from T-Bone Walker before him but Chuck adapted them to suit a more aggressive Rock n Roll attitude rather than a Jazz based Blues attitude.
I am now going to work you through constructing the E Shape movable Chord Shape. Firstly we start with the E Shape Major Pattern from my C-A-G-E-D system. Here it is in diagrammatic form but you can see all the patterns here in C-A-G-E-D system.
Looking at the guitar fretboard and all the possible places you can place your fingers can be daunting. However it may be useful to know that there are only really 3 true Guitar Chords Shapes that you can make in Standard Tuning. These guitar chords shapes derive from the C_A_G_E_D system and are closely related to this system. The 3 Guitar Chord Shapes are really just the following
- The C Shape guitar chord
- The A Shape guitar chord
- and the E Shape guitar chord
Rhythm and having a good understanding of rhythmic concepts is often seen as being less important than playing through numerous scales fast or just seen as being the staple of the backing guitarist taking a back seat whilst the soloist grabs the limelight. This is not strictly true. In fact some if not all the greatest Soloists demonstrate a complete mastery and understanding of rhythmic concepts and that is ultimately what makes them the great players that they are or were.