Add New Dimensions To Your Guitar Playing- Take Your Boring Strumming Chord Progressions And Turn Them Into A Works Of Art
Guitar players spend 95% of a song playing rhythm, yet very few can do more than strum along using basic chords. Does that sound like you?
If you’re stuck in this same old chord rut, then I’d like to tell you about my course called “Chord Phrasing” (and how you can get started today -free).
“Chord Phrasing” Is The Only Guitar Course Teaching “Lost” Rhythm Techniques
Discover how you can take any chord progression and turn it into your own form of personal expression (Not just the same old up, down, up, down strumming) . With Chord Phrasing you’ll take the chords of a song, plus notes associated with these chords, and create your own phrases.
Playing just basic chords can, and will, get boring rather quickly. Not just for you, as a guitarist, but to your audience as well. Let’s face it, it’s a competitive world out there, and just getting by on basic strumming won’t get you very far.
With Chord Phrasing you’ll discover a wider musical vocabulary at your fingertips that can greatly enhance, not only your playing, but your appreciation of music. It truly adds more dimension to the guitar.
Chord Phrasing Example: “Little Wing”
How would you like a real world example of what chord phrasing can do for your playing. Below is audio for two versions of a chord progression from the song Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix. The first version is the song with just it’s chords being strummed. Sure it’s pretty, but so much more can be done with it. In the second version you can hear the possibilities.
Here’s the songs chord progression: Em G Am Em Bm Bbm Am C G F C D.
Take a listen to the introduction to Little Wing played with just the chords:
Now, in the second example we’ll play the chord progression using chord phrasing (like Hendrix and SRV played it). You’ll hear embellishments as well as subtracted notes that create a much more complex piece of music- not just the same old chords strummed over and over.
That’s quite a change! With chord phrasing we are playing along with the chord progression while using notes from the basic scale patterns associated with each chord voicing. In plain English that means this: Each chord that you play has a scale pattern associated with it. For example, a Em style barre chord has a scale pattern (Em scale pattern) that is built around the chord shape.
With Chord Phrasing course you’ll learn about:
- “built in” scale patterns to spice up any open chords
- how to utilize connecting chords
- adding chord alterations and extensions on the fly
- using rhythm fills when the time is right
- playing chord inversions
- 10 patterns that add flavor to barre chords
- using suspended chords to add dissonance and resolution
- how to add ‘outside’ notes and have it sound right
- using diminished chords properly
- improvising complex rhythm parts
- add moving bass parts to your progressions
- how to create your own unique chord voicings
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Discover Secret Rhythm Guitar Techniques That Will Turn You From A ‘Dime-A-Dozen’ Guitarist To An ‘One In A Million’
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