Watch the New Kind of Old online guitar lesson by John Hatcher from Fingerstyle Blues Roots

Now let's look at a performance of "New Kind of Old". Working through this tune will give you plenty of opportunities to use the various 7th chord shapes in different spots on the neck. Take the time to dig deep into how the chords climb the neck in a musical way. We're not jumping around just for the sake of jumping around. Instead, we use the chord tones to lead us up and back down the neck. Enjoy the journey, but take note of just how much of the fretboard we're using!