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Bruce W. Roberts


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Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 6:26 am    
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Standard E9 tuning. Looking for a couple of ways to transition from a root chord (say C) to the minor (Am). So a simple stepping into the minor to provide a fluent change if that makes sense.

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Brian Hollands


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Franklin, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 6:49 am    
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This will probably help
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=147199&highlight=chart
charts like these show chord positions at each fret using standard grips (there are other non-standard grip chords available).
In your example, from the no pedals position, the relative minor chord is gotten by adding the A pedal.
B&C give you the ii (only on strings 3,4,5,6,7) and lowering the E's gives you the iii.
From pedals down (C at the 3rd Fret) the relative minor is on the B&C pedals - kind of hard to do when you're already on A&B. Easier would be to release A&B (Cmaj at 3rd) and drop back two frets while lowering the E's.
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Bruce W. Roberts


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Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 7:07 am    
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I do have that chart. It is great. What I am looking for is playing a transition, in other words moving from the C chord to the A minor if that makes sense.
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 7:55 am    
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Bruce W. Roberts wrote:
I do have that chart. It is great. What I am looking for is playing a transition, in other words moving from the C chord to the A minor if that makes sense.

If you are looking for a transition chord to put between C and Am, G or E will work. G is the V chord of C, and E is the V of Am. That’s why they resolve to Am nicely. You could also use E7+ (augmented), or G#dim. The fluidity of the transition depends on which Am voicing (or “grip”) you want to end up on. Some of the voicings for G or E may not be on the same strings you want to slide into for the Am.

The easiest transition chord would probably be a Cmaj7.

There’s also the C augmented (which is also Eaug) chord that will get you to Am. In no-pedals, fret 8, from any C chord grip, half-pedal A for Caug, then full pedal for Am.

If you are looking for tab examples, contact forumite Dick Sexton. He has over 400 free tabs of every lick he has ever played. I’m sure he has one that goes from C to Am.

If you meant something else, never mind the preceding gibberish 🤪
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Bengt Erlandsen


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Brekstad, NORWAY
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 10:28 pm    
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There are several ways to go from C to Am.
C -> Caug -> Am (actually only the G note going G G# A)

C -> Bdim -> Am
C -> F -> Am
C -> Dm -> Am
C -> G#dim -> Am

Try exploring stuff around the 3rd fret w A+B pedals
Play strings 4 and 5 for the C
while those strings are ringing, slide back one or two frets, pick strings 5&6 and slide back up to 3rd fret, finish w the 7th string for the A note at 3rd fret.

Or a little more "what the ?"
Step 1: play 3rd fret(no pedals)strings 4 and 5 and squeeze A pedal
Step 2: play 3rd fret (no pedals) strings 4 and 5
Step 3: play 3rd fret w E-F lever strings 4 & 5 and slide to 5th fret while releasing the E-F lever

Step 3 is implied E7 to Am


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