A New Look at Guitar Chords : Lessons : D-A-F Guitar Shapes
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A New Way to Look at Guitar ! Guitar Lessons : Guitar Chords : Intermediate Guitar Shapes : Beyond the Basics :
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Created by Jim Britton
Last updated 5/2017
English
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  • 3 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Play Partial Chords, and learn about how to use these shapes in a simple I-IV-V progression.
  • Identify how to play these "Partial" major chords in any key using A shape, F shape, and D shape chords.
  • Solidify knowledge of I-IV-V chord progressions, and learn how to identify the relationship between them, both on the lower (tonewise) strings and also the top 4 strings using partial chords.
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Requirements
  • Students should have basic knowledge of guitar chords, and at least some familiarity with Barre chords
Description

This lesson is for early stage intermediate guitarists, or guitarists of any skill level not familiar with this formula, or shorcuts that outline easy I-IV-V chord transitions. 

This course is divided into two parts: The D-A-F Chord Formula and how to apply them to the I-IV-V Chord Family.

The D-A-F formula will show you how to play major chords in at least three different places on the fretboard-NOT BARRE Chords! Thes simple chord shapes are an effective way of playing chords in alternative positions on the fretboard quickly, and easily. If you don't know this trick, you will find it an invaluable tool to add to your jamming and songwriting toolbox!

Students should have basic knowledge of guitar chords, and at least some familiarity with Barre chords

By the end of this course, you will easily be able to identify how to play major chords in any key using A shape, F shape, and D shape chords

The second part of this lesson builds upon the D-A-F formula to show you how to use partial chords to play I-IV-V progressions in any key.

This course builds upon the knowledge first introduced in the course : Guitar Lesson : The DAF Chord Trick : Learn to Play chords all over fretboard with one easy pattern.

Students should have basic knowledge of guitar chords, and at least some familiarity with Barre chords

By the end of this part of the course, you will easily be able to identify how to play I-IV-V Chord progressions in any key using A shape, F shape, and D shape partial chords.



Who is the target audience?
  • This is for early stage intermediate guitarists, or guitarists of any skill level not familiar with this formula.
  • Curious Guitarists who want to learn something new to add to their bag of tricks.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:01:23
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Introduction to the DAF Chord Formula
2 Lectures 05:14

Welmcomee to the course! Meet the instructor and learn more about the DAF Chord Formula.

Preview 01:52

Examine the three chord shapes this lesson is based on. The A Shape, the D shape, and the F shape.

Preview 03:22
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The DAF Formation Formula: A Trick every Guitarist Should Know!
3 Lectures 15:58

Here's how the D-A-F Chord Formula works......

Lecture 4: Introducing the "Secret DAF Chord Formula"
05:34

Learn how to use each chord shape, no matter which one you start with.

Demonstration of the DAF Formula
05:34
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Combining the DAF Formula with the I-IV-V Chord Sequence
4 Lectures 15:52
Lecture 6: Introduction to the I-IV-V Chord Family
01:03

Lecture 7: I-IV-V Chord Secrets to identify them quickly.
04:46

learn how to quickly identify the relationship between the I, the IV & the V Chords on the Low E and A Strings.

Lecture 8: Introduction to the I-IV-V Pattern
04:52

More details on how to quickly recognize I-IV-V Chord relationships.

Lecture 9: The I-IV- V Chord Family Part II
05:11
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Section 4: Chord Fragments
4 Lectures 24:19

Here we combine knowledge of chord fragments, DAF Chord Trick and the I-IV-V Chord Families

Lecture 10: Introduction to Chord Fragments
06:08

Learn how to play the I-IV-V Chord Progression starting with the "F" Shape chord as the I Chord.

Lecture 11: Chord Fragments to Play I-IV-V Part I : The "F" Shape
06:16

Learn how to play the I-IV-V Chord Progression starting with the "D" Shape chord as the I Chord.

Lecture 12: Chord Fragments to Play I-IV-V Part II: The "D" Shape
04:15

Learn how to play the I-IV-V Chord Progression starting with the "A" Shape chord as the I Chord.

Lecture 13: Chord Fragments to Play I-IV-V Part III: The "A" shape
07:40
About the Instructor
Jim Britton
4.7 Average rating
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4,076 Students
3 Courses
Honor Graduate Audio Institute of America: Audio Engineer

A little about myself and my background:

I own a home studio which I named “Music In Your Life Studios” in a small town in New Hampshire. While I never really aimed to make it to the “big time” I do have extensive experience working with music and sound production and sound recording.

Right after College, I spent several years in a couple of different a bands that played in clubs in and around Boston. (Don’t worry you’ve never heard of either one of them.) The city clubs had their own sound systems and sound engineers, so all we had to do was set up and play. While in Boston, I got my first taste of studio recording as our band also made demo recordings in two different area studios.

While we did get some minor notoriety and some sparse airplay on the radio, the real take away was that I was really fascinated by the recording process and making recordings. Ultimately, after a few years of learning how competitive the music business was, I decided I wanted to move back closer to our family’s home in New Hampshire. I changed my goal to play in bands only for fun, and to have my own home studio. I took a course in Audio Recording, and graduated as an honor student.

At the same time, I found a way to make a living combining my interests in music with my interests in sound production. I had been a DJ at my College radio station all 4 years of College, and so plagued the local commercial radio station until they hired me. Over the next few years I began to assemble the first vestiges of a home studio beginning with first a four track cassette recorder, and then graduating to 8 track reel to reel. I then moved on to 16 track Digital, and finally to the unlimited tracks that can now be had through modern recording software. (I started with Pro Tools LE, and now use Cakewalks’ Sonar.) I also gained a ton of insight in to the mechanics of sound and recording, both working at the radio station, and in my home studio.

Meanwhile I was still hacking around playing in a couple of garage bands-one big difference- was when we were playing gigs around rural New Hampshire and Vermont we had to do our own audio. SO naturally I became the sound engineer for the band, working sound at the same time as playing, which as anyone who has done it knows, can be quite a trick.

One of the opportunities our band had at the time was to play in a local Battle of the Bands competition. But, in to participate, we had to have a CD in order to enter. At that time, I was in no position to be able to pull off a professional grade recording, so off we trekked to a local recording studio that had done extensive work for professional broadcast. Once again, I got to spend a fair amount of time in a pro studio learning and watching how everything from laying down tracks to editing to mix down all worked. I continued to be fascinated…..

Ultimately the late night schlepping of equipment, low pay, cigarette inhalation, and personal dynamics of working with people who had changing priorities, put more focus on recording things at home. I did spend a couple of years playing solo gigs and doing open mikes, but that wasn’t as much fun as making my own recordings. I also made one more foray into a pro studio recording and released a single of an original song called “Miss New Hampshire” just for fun. That recording was released through CD Baby (a service some of you may already be familiar with), I later partnered with them to become a ****Certified Home Studio Partner*****

There is still one more twist to this story, and then I swear…I’ll wrap it up……! After running a successful on-line business selling music instruction materials, I eventually got into to giving music lessons to students on guitar and drums. The on-line business was soon cannibalized by former customers who became imitators, and then the big dog ....Amazon .com moved in-I had to make another shift. I moved into the world of education, and taught music at a local elementary school as a supplement to giving lessons. I also worked as a part-time recruiter at the local Community College, which eventually parlayed itself into a full time gig in the College’s Continuing Education Department. While working in Continuing Education, I developed and taught a number of music and recording related course. I also taught business classes on line for College Credit as well as providing independent studies for a couple of students-as the College did not have a music program.

All of this combined experience is what has brought me here today. Now that you know my story, it is my proud honor to share some of the knowledge that I have gained over time with you-so that you can reach for your dreams, expand your hobby, or just plain have fun learning about something you love! Let’s move on and begin to learn more about sound….