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.
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.