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Root 5 Piggy Back Chords

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey guys,

We’re going to continue our study of the piggy back chords with our root 5 shapes. These are going to work off of any A shape barre chord. Basically, from one chord, you’ll be able to piggy back two other shapes which will give your playing a more dynamic sound and really help your riffs come alive.

Enjoy the lesson and let us know if you have any problems.


Be able to identify the piggy back chords off the following barre chords: D major, C major, E major, and B major. Practice transitioning from your home base chord into the piggy back extensions and then try to apply a groove to it.


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