This Morning Glory Will Wake You Up

Morning Glory

Morning Glory With Free Fingerstyle Guitar Tablature

This Beginning Guitar Lesson, Morning Glory, works with some of your CAGED Chords. The two shapes that are being used are the C and G shapes.

There are a few things to look out for. The first thing is the passage starting at the end of measure 5. This uses a syncopated figure that continues into measure 6. Notice the note at the 3rd fret of the 3rd string and the note on the open 2nd string.

Those 2 notes are only 1 fret apart. Play the 3rd string 3rd fret. Then play the 3rd string 4th fret. The note on the 3rd string 4th fret is the same as the open 2nd string.

Playing the Bb on the 3rd string and the B on the open 2nd string makes a nice, bouncy sound.

The next spot to look at is measure 11. Morning Glory uses the C shape at the 5th fret to play an F chord. The root of the chord is on the 8th fret of the 5th string. Put your 1st finger across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings at the 5th fret. With fingers 2, 3, and 4 make the C chord shape.

If it's hard to play the C shape at the 5th fret, break it down. Start off by putting the 1st finger across the first 3 strings. Practice that until you can hold them down enough to get a clear sound.

Practice making the C shape using fingers 2,3,and 4 at the 1st fret. If this is too hard to hold down, put your capo at the 5th fret and try it there.

This beginning guitar lesson, Morning Glory, has 1 more tricky place. At measure 12 you'll need to move the little finger to play the notes on the 7th and 8th frets on the 4th, 5th and 6th strings. If this hard to do, practice doing it at the 1st fret.

Morning Glory focuses on a couple of things. They are using the C shape on different parts of the fingerboard and co-ordinating the fingers on both hands.

Use the thumb and the 1st and 2nd fingers on the picking hand. Take it slowly and you'll be playing it in no time. You can contact me with any questions. Have fun!

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