Previously, I’ve shared a few tips for how to play with some more variety in the key of D (Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt. 4) and the key of E (Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3).
If you don’t play guitar, then those previous posts and the next three or four posts won’t really apply to you (unless you want to learn how to play guitar). And if you’ve been playing for a while, you probably already know these (and other) techniques.
But maybe you do play the guitar and you feel a bit stuck. Hopefully these next few videos will give you some ideas.
Here’s the last in a series of videos on how to get past the basic-ness of the key of D on acoustic guitar. This video shows some things you can do when you’re fingerpicking.
This is fairly basic stuff – but learning to play the bass notes and knowing where they are will greatly improve your guitar playing. One nice thing about the key of D is that this is fairly easy.
Here are some more simple ways you can play with more color and variety in the key of D on acoustic guitar.
Playing in the key of D doesn’t have to be boring.
Here is the first video (out of a few) that I hope will be helpful in showing you some different things you can do on the guitar to make this key a bit more exciting. You might already know these, but if not, they’ll come in handy.
Here are some more pointers about how to play comfortably in the key of E. This video covers how to play F#m and G#m using a modified E chord-shape.
This week I’m taking several days to demonstrate some techniques for playing chords in the key of E. Yesterday I showed how you can use the E chord-shape to play an A and a B. Today I’ll show how you can use an A chord-shape to play a B, C#m, and E.
You might already know all of this – and that’s great. If you don’t, try practicing these new chord shapes over the next few weeks and months and they’ll become easy and comfortable.