Watch the F to G Chord Connection online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Vertical Soloing

This lesson deals with the F to G chord connection which occurs in measures 1 and 2 of our 8 bar progression. The F chord is the IV chord in the key of C and the G chord is the V chord in the same key. The arpeggio for the F chord in V position is the F form of the CAGED system. The notes for the F chord are: F (1), A (3) and C (5). The arpeggio for the G chord in V position is the D form of the CAGED system. The notes for the G chord are: G (1), B (3) and D (5). I'll demonstrate soloing using just the notes in the arpeggios for each chord. Then I'll expand my note choice options by superimposing the C major scale (form VI) over these two arpeggios in V position. The C scale serves as F lydian over the F chord and G mixolydian over the G chord. A great practice scheme is to restrict your soloing to just the roots, thirds, fifths and then combinations of these. This helps you focus on being free in your playing as opposed to just running arpeggios.