Primary Colors

July 13, 2006

“It’s made up of primary chords—the I, IV, and V—in the key of A major, and makes a great daily exercise, no matter what style you play. Notice that certain fretting-hand fingers can conveniently glide on the same string to their new pitches as the new chord arrives, which is crucial for executing smooth transitions between fingerings. Once you get the fretting-hand moves down, feel free to come up with various plucking patterns with your other hand. There are endless possibilities.”

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