Moveable Chord Shapes

Moveable Chord Shapes is a free lesson for acoustic guitar by Peter Vogl. You will learn how to play two different chord shapes that you can move up and down the neck. This chord progression is featured on Track 3 (Shine in E) of the Let's Jam! Unplugged CD. Learning the moveable chords featured in this jam track will enable you to spice up your rhythm guitar playing. To learn more interesting chord shapes, check out our E Color Chords lesson.

Let's start by reviewing the chords shapes we'll use in this song.

moveable guitar chord shapes

We will use the same strum pattern over all of the chords.

acoustic guitar strum pattern


After you've mastered these strum patterns try playing along with Track 3 (Shine in E) of the Let's Jam! Unplugged CD.

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E Color ChordsE Color Chords by Peter Vogl is a downloadable Quicktime video lesson covering how to play color chords or chord substitutions. In this video we'll cover some of Peter's favorite chord subs in the key of E. In every key there are favorite shapes that players use and some work better in one key than others. We'll cover the chords themselves and also logical progressions from one chord to the next. Included in the download is a .pdf with chord charts for over 50 chords.

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