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11. Working with other keys. The "White piano keys" pattern is the same for every key. But contents of groups is changing. In the book, there are diagrams for every key. It is interesting that one sharp or flat practically does not change the notes, but dramatically shifts the pattern. And conversely, shifting the pattern to the next fret corresponds to introducing several accidentals. Here are the examples.
In the G major PAD, there is only one sharp, F, but the pattern is shifted 5 frets to the left (for comparison, C major PAD is below):
As it often is mentioned, the fingering patterns to play chords, triads and tetrads on guitar are exactly the same for every note on the same string, yes. But not all of them belong to the same key. For example, Cm triad has the same fingering pattern like Am triad, only it does not belong to C major key. C triad instead belongs to C major key, and it has another pattern. It is more practical to learn all the chords for a particular key, and then learn another key.
Learning other keys, it is useful to realize what notes are different from C major key, so to speak, marking "black piano keys". It may help in the memorization. "Black piano keys" scales are in the Addendum 3 of the book. Here is an example, the G major scale PAD with "black piano key" F notes which are sharp:
|Available PAD in the key C - Am:||Help | Home | Explanation | Musical Structure of Guitar | Success without memorizing | Forums, Groups|
|Notes:||C, D, E, F, G, A, B|
|Triads of C major scale:||C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim, tetrads: Bm7b5, G7|
|Triads of A minor scale:||E, other: A|
|C blues scale||C7, F7, G7|
|Chords over C major scale:||C, G, F, Em, Am, Dm, Bdim|
|Chords over A minor scale:||Am, Dm, E, G, C, F, Bdim|
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