Harmony/Chords

Bar Chord Practice: Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much

Bar Chord Practice: Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much In last week’s blog, we covered all the chords in “Ashes To Ashes”. The Chords to Ashes To Ashes This is a great song if you want to get better at playing bar chords. Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” is another great song
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Bar Chord Training: David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes

Bar Chord Training: David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes The best way to get your bar chords down quickly, is playing tons of songs that have a lot of bar chords. One of those such songs is David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes. Here’s the chord chart. Before tackling this, here’s everything you need to know about
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Improvising with Triads

Improvising with Triads If you don’t know your 3-string triad fingerings yet, you can learn them here: Major Triads In C Once you know these triads, you can solo with them. Most beginner and intermediate guitar players, ever only use triads for rhythm guitar. It doesn’t occur to them that you can also play guitar
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Spicing Up Rhythm Parts with 6th Intervals

Spicing Up Rhythm Parts with 6th Intervals A great way to come up with awesome sounding rhythm guitar parts, is combining chord strums with melodic lines in 6ths. You can hear an amazing example of this in John Mayer’s song “Belief” Jimi Hendrix is another guitarist who came up with cool rhythm guitar parts using
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Use Chords You Know to Create 9th Chords

Use Chords You Know to Create 9th Chords An easy way to add a 9th to a chord, is by playing the chord in the scale that is up 3 letters from that chord, as a 7th chord. I know this sounds complicated when explained like this, but the examples will clear it all up.
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