Dissecting a G Major Chord

Have you ever wondered why a particular chord is what it is?

In this video I’ll teach you the notes that go into a G major chord, as well as C major. You’ll see that major chords are built on the I, III, and V notes out of the scale. One of the things to watch out for is that when you change chords, you change root notes. What I mean by this is on the G major chord, the G is the I, and on the C major chord, the C is the I.

I explain all of this in a lot more detail in my Guitar Theory Unlocked course, however hopefully you’ll be able to learn something from this video too.

Let me know your thoughts on this kind of teaching video – it is my first experiment using a tablet to relate guitar theory, and I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it!

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Rob
Rob
12 years ago

The use of the tablet was helpful. However, when I played the lesson I heard 2 voice tracks, one a few seconds delayed. A bit distracting!

joe
joe
12 years ago

thanks that is heipful

gibson22
12 years ago

great lesson on how to find the notes that make up a chord

fred
fred
12 years ago

Little confused.
uou discussed I, III, V intervals
The website on the board was I, IV, V

dong
dong
12 years ago

great start ,looking for next

dave swanson
dave swanson
12 years ago

Jonathan I’m not newbe but this a very interesting way to visually explain it Thanks. Swany from Wisconsin

Glo
Glo
12 years ago

.. On the piano it is easy but the fretboard throws me a curve. When do I know to move up a string or along it to count the intervals?
Thanks…

Douglas
9 years ago

I have the 1 4 5 course which is excellent. However it is nice to have little refresher
courses to help out wonderful lesson and as always thanks for the tips.

Sue
Sue
9 years ago

After watching this lesson, I really want to know more and will purchase your I iv, v soon.Thanks

M.M. Punch
M.M. Punch
9 years ago

Nicely done, real good review, short and sweet…

Dean
Dean
9 years ago

I would like to purchase the course but am at work so don’t want it to go to my work computer. I am in the process of upgrading my home system so I don’t want to have it sent to my home computer yet. Can it be sent to my home email and stay there until my upgrade is complete?

Nick
Nick
8 years ago

Hi Jonathan
Enjoyed the diagram explanation. Do you also show the fretboard for left handed players also?
Nick

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