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This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn the basics of music theory as it relates to four-string instruments tuned in fifths. Chad’s practical approach will deepen your knowledge of chords, scales, and arpeggios, and help you integrate them into your playing.
 
 
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Major Chord Arpeggios
 
Learn how major chord arpeggios are constructed and how to find them on the mandolin/fiddle fingerboard. Chad explains that major chords are constructed of roots, thirds, and fifths: the first, third, and fifth notes in a major scale. Then he shows you different finger patterns for major arpeggios in bluegrass keys, giving you handy ways to visualize each pattern and advice about practicing them in different ways.
 
 
 
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Playing in F  
 
Playing in F  
 
Playing in F, Part 1
Playing in F, Part 1
 

In this lesson, Chad gets away from all the heady theory and shows you how to take all that scale theory you’ve been learning and play in a key that maybe not be too familiar for fiddle and mandolin players: F. He shows you the first finger “capo position” in F, and then shows you the major pentatonic scale in that position and how to improvise on bluegrass chord progression #1 as well as a standard swing progression (“rhythm changes”) in F. Then he reviews how to add the flatted third and flatted seventh to the major pentatonic scale and shows you how to improvise with that tonality to play “rhythm changes” in F.


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