PATTERNS - MARK JOSEPHS
I am a rhythm guitar player who plays the tenor guitar. That is my approach to the instrument. The reason why I have chosen the keys of C, F, G and Bb is not because they are the most popular keys, but because of how one chord easily connects to another. As you know, there are many different ways and positions to play these basic chords, but I feel that these patterns allow for open strings to ring.....and that is what gives the tenor guitar a sweet sound. So try them out, practice them, strum them or finger pick them, add to them, and have fun!
Click the links below for chords
and tunes for these popular songs, based on the standard tenor
guitar tuning, CGDA.
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
BLUES IN C
Want to take a workshop but can't attend? Mark Josephs will mail you all of the material he covers in his (CGDA) "Tenor Triads Workshop" including his handwritten chord arrangements to "Georgia", "Ain't Misbeehavin", "Makin' Whoopee" and more - this also includes helping you with the material on Skype or FaceTime.
Mark Josephs CGDA Workshop-by-mail:
** All proceeds go directly to
the Tenor Guitar Foundation. ** yay!
Price: $25.00 (includes helping you with the material on Skype or FaceTime)