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Chord Intensive, Part 2: Adding G and C Chords

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Chord Intensive, Part 2: Adding G and C Chords
Chord Intensive, Part 2: Adding G and C Chords
 
In this video, you’ll learn the G chord double stops and use them with the D and A chords for a progression in the key of D. Chad reminds you of the notes in the G chord and shows you the G double stops on all three sets of strings. Then Chad gives you an exercise for practicing double stops for the I, IV, and V chords in the key of D (D, G, and A) using the standard bluegrass chord progression used in “Your Love Is Like a Flower” and other songs. He also suggests you the do the same for the key of C (see double stop chart for C at right) and practice them using the “Your Love Is Like a Flower” progression in G.

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