The 3, 5, 1 interval order for chord construction provides an interesting structure for chords, the player can frequently bar the 5, 1 together. When doing these chord construction exercises and starting on the D string the B string’s different tunings comes into play in both playing positions, so the chord construction exercises are all different than a pure circle of 4ths situation. Overall this exercise helps the user understand the modes and how each of the 7 different tones has a different feel especially when played as a chord. It also helps the user develop muscle memory and other skills that can be efficiently deployed toward playing guitar. This exercise when combined with the Arpeggio exercises is great to helping users really understand what modes are and basic skills toward creating nice rhythmic melodies and intricate harmonies. Starting on the D string really has the B string change the structures but ultimately you start to see how one type of fingering is to facilitate a b3 or 3 and the general relation between intervals.
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