Play along lesson – the six chord

Now its time to chuck in some chords.

Now you are locked in to your home fret, you can play some chords as well as notes. 

The first go-to chord is the minor 7th on your home fret. 

Why this chord and not the ‘one’ chord?

This is because I found it’s the natural first chord to play with this method for two reasons.

  1. your hand naturally rests over it at the home fret
  2. it has a high chance of being the root / main chord of the song you are playing along to. This is because it sounds great for both major (Ionian) and minor (Aeolian) keys in which the vast majority of songs are written in. 

Tip: if the song is in a major key, try adding this note with your little finger here. It changes the min7 (six chord) to it’s relative major (the one chord):