Here are a couple more short videos showing some different things you can do in the key of G on the acoustic guitar.
Part 3: Provide rhythm and some melodic lines at the same time. It’s like you’re playing two instruments at the same time! (Sort of.)
Part 4: Use a capo to play in other keys, but keeping the shapes from the key of G.
I hope these have been helpful. If you have other tips to share, please do!
Yesterday I showed a few ways you can make the basic “G” chord a bit less basic. This next video shows some ways to make “C” and “D” a bit more exciting, especially by using the C chord shape to play a D.
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.