Most beginners tend to start off with the first positions of any given chord as they are the ones which tend to be the easiest. They typically are rather simple, do not involve a lot of fingers and there is no need to really stretch yourself out. Well, now it’st time to put the flexibility of your hands to the test starting out with the D Major chord in other positions.
Essentially what we are doing is playing notes in different octaves. This allows for us to play the same notes in higher frequencies along our musical instruments. If you have a Cuatro of 17 frets, then you will be able to play not only the majority of the chords in their 3rd positions, but also even getting to the 4th position, which pretty much means that the figures made by your fingers are starting to repeat themselves.
Can you play the C major chord? As an intermediate Cuatrista….you should be able to 🙂 The D Major in it’s second position is exactly the same figure as being used for the C Major chord, only marking the bar on the 3rd fret. We will see more figures from other chords applicable as you begin to unravel the potential of the Cuatro…….and even apply this technique to other musical instruments!