The C Chord Form
Reminder: this is a scaffolding process. Set it up – build, then ‘remove’ (move to pure knowledge).
We first worked with the form in Easy Way to Move the C Form. We mentioned that the C form, like the G form, have a R-3 bass/base. This is in contrast to the E, A, & D forms which have a R-5 bass/base. This R-3 base in the C shape translates to a bunch of 5th-less movable chords (the 5th can be included on the 6 or 1 strings).
We saw that we can move the C shape ‘as is’, in 3 different ways. We also saw that we can play a fully closed system which works in any/every strain-less position (inside 4 strings only).
Let’s now include string 1. And, we’ll move it 2 frets to D.
We don’t bar the nut like this usually (in zero position), but by doing so, we can see how the fingering is built – how the architecture works.
3 String Bar
Bar strings 1-2-3, or work a curve (2 points of pressure). For 2 points of pressure, this is a mental approach. We ‘land’ on the 3 & 1 strings with a thought: “tip-tip side edge”. We target the tip on the 3 string and the side edge of the top knuck on the 1 string. We may pick up the 2 string (the tone could work if 2 finger wasn’t fretting above it). Find your angle.
Names in Every Position
When we move this shape to these positions…the key is…