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Some of Queen’s classic recordings seem to hark back to the era of hot jazz, ragtime and vaudeville. We take a look at fitting these unusual, often-piano-led chord sequences on the guitar…
For a rock band, Queen came out with some outlandish chord sequences – but they were often played on piano. Let’s see if we can adapt them for the guitar…
Joni Mitchell often uses conventional altered tunings, such as the open D tuning in Part One, but she’s also developed some which are uniquely her own. Digital tuners at the ready…
Joni Mitchell pioneered altered tunings in folk, rock and jazz, using open D extensively in her early career.
Extending a chord sequence is a great way to come up with new ideas.
This month, we look at ways to get creative with just a guitar and chord sequences. Rod Fogg steers the ship of harmony through the dark waters of dissonance.
Triads are some of the simplest chords playable on a guitar, but move them around over a pedal note and things start to get really interesting.
Remove the third from your chords and you get the appropriately named powerchord, a staple of rock, punk and pop music. Here's how to beef up your playing using only two notes.
Introducing a few new progressions with descending basslines that will bring a Motown feel to your chord sequences.
So far, we’ve looked at adding interesting notes to chords – suspended seconds and fourths, sevenths and added ninths. Here, we move on to altering the bass note of a chord to something other than the root.