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Watch the Melody Maker online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Chord Studies: CAGED Chords Vol. 3

This is a I - ii progression in the key of C. We're back in open position here and are starting with a C chord right out of the CAGED system. In measure two, we add the pinky to grab the G note, which creates a chordal melody. We move to our standard Dm shape and then in the last measure add the F note for another melody. Notice that in the second measure our melody is in the higher register, whereas in measure four it occurs in the lower measure.