I’m currently training 3 teenage guitar players at my church. I started them out by teaching them the 1 – 4 – 5 – and 6m chords in the key of G. When it comes to playing a song in a non-friendly guitar key, like Bb, I usually make use of Planning Center Online’s chord chart transposition features. With a couple of mouse clicks I can quickly produce a capo 3 chart with familiar G family chord shapes. This keeps my players from getting that “deer in the headlights” look when I hand them a Bb chart. (Ahhh… what would we do with out our friend, the capo?!) One of them asked me recently, “Can you teach me some new chords? I’m tired of playing in G!” All right, kiddo, you asked for it!
Here’s a new guitar lesson called Bb Chord Scale – Guitar Lesson that teaches a concept called the “chord scale.” If you take some time to get the chord shapes from this lesson under your fingers, soon you’ll be able to leave your capo inside your case the next time your worship leader hands you a chart in Bb. They could end up being the one with that “deer-in-the-headlights” look! I hope you find this helpful. Let me know if you have any questions about it!
Here’s a video demo of me playing the chord scale from this lesson: