Chord scales for modes

How to change chords fast on Celtic backing guitar! Quick change chord scales part 1 – C major

In this week’s free Irish / Celtic guitar lesson from Folk Friend, I’ll be showing you a “quick change chord scale” for C major and its related modes, D dorian, G mixolydian and A aeolian. The idea is that using these easy Celtic guitar chord shapes you will be able to create fluid movements between chords in any of the above keys. Chord scales can be used to provide links between chords or even as ready made chord progressions in their own right.

There are two more videos in this series, dealing with:

Part 2: G and D major and related  modes

Part 3: A major and related modes


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