Major Figures: B

One of the most important figures can be considered the figure of B. This has to do with the fact that it is possible to make use of this figure to play all of the chords corresponding to notes along the fretboard, so B all the way to B once more by placing the bar on the 12th fret. This is something that is rather complicated to achieve with the other chord figures especially since most Cuatros go up only to 14 – 15 frets. A rather easy figure to play and the figure becomes rather natural after a couple of attempts, lets take a look at the chords below being B, C and G so we can see how this is executed on the Cuatro:

B Major 1st Position

2.1.0.0

C Major 1st Position

C

If we take a look at the C Major in 1st position and consider the positioning of their dominant and subdominant chords, the same patterns can be applied when playing the dominant and subdominant for the D Major in 2nd Position. Take a look at patterns below:

D Major 2nd position

5.4.3.3

G Major 2nd Position

5.5.5.3

A7 2nd Position

4.5.3.5

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