Using the Big 3 patterns (which I introduced in a previous lesson – https://youtu.be/rL8iQA2Qb5o) as a guiding structure has a lot of interesting applications. One of the ways that they can be used is as a tool for discovering new voicings you can use for chords and progressions.
By combining all three of the Big 3 shapes into one area, you can play the extremely common 1-4-5 progression in at least 12 different ways. This extends to any chord progression – by taking pieces of the different Big 3 inversions you can discover all the different inversion combinations that you can make in each position.
To help you understand the usefulness of these interlocking patterns, in this video I dive into the 1-4-5 patterns in major and minor keys. Dive in and see what you think! These patterns are extremely useful and I think they’ll help you see the guitar in a different and hopefully more understandable way.
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00:00 – Start
00:36 – Major 1-4-5 Position 1
03:33 – Major 1-4-5 Position 2
05:14 – Major 1-4-5 Position 3
06:20 – Minor 1-4-5 Position 1
08:19 – Minor 1-4-5 Position 2
09:42 – Minor 1-4-5 Position 3
10:57 – Thoughts About Application
13:05 – Final Demo
13:26 – First Inversion