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Music Theory for Guitar - Harmonizing in inverted fifths

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Scales harmonized in inverted fifths

We do as we did with fifths, but now with fourths.

F- major, horizontal, skip-middle fingering.
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F-major, skip-middle fingering, cross over once to higher set of strings.
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Starting from a lower set of strings, crossing over twice
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One octave lower, we cannot skip the string for the first pair of notes.
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This is one octave higher, starting where the previous left. Again we start by playing it horizontally. As you are going up to the 17th fret, it is hard to play on an acoustic guitar, at least if it doesn't have a cutaway. But if you play electric guitar, it should not be difficult to reach th 17th fret.
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This is the same, but starting on lower strings.
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We go down one octave again, but now we use a closer fingering, playing on two adjacent strings. We go the same route, and start with horizontal playing.
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The next one goes across, and use open strings when possible.
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This can also start from the bottom set of strings.
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Again we go up one octave, and play horizontal.
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The last example starts on lower strings, and go across.
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