Watch the How Great Thou Art 5 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

We're back in standard tuning here (EADGBE, low to high) to demonstrate this country blues scale in five keys: G, E, D, C, and A. Each version of the scale correlates with a first-position chord shape, and the shape can be moved up the neck to change the key. By this method, you can find five different chord and scale shapes for a single key (G) by moving around the neck. Seeing the links between scales and chords can help to make giant leaps in your playing - especially when it comes to developing your own arrangements.