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Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Neil Young Part 1

Master the shapes and patterns that have made Young one of the world’s most beloved and imitated songwriters.

Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Bob Dylan Part 2

In the second part of our examination of Bob Dylan’s use of chords, we dive into the interesting twists that 'going electric' added to his repertoire.

Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Bob Dylan Part 1

The impact of Bob Dylan’s music still resonates more than 50 years after he became a household name, and the way he used chords in those early days remains as interesting and instructive today as it ever was.

Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Pink Floyd Part 2

We take a look at the post-Syd Barrett days of Pink Floyd in this tutorial.

Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Pink Floyd Part 1

When Pink Floyd started out in the psychedelic mid 1960s, they were playing clubs, led by Syd Barrett on guitar. But once David Gilmour took over, they evolved into a stadium-rock band and began crafting extravagant concept albums. Now one of the biggest-selling acts of all time, you can bet they knew how to write an interesting chord sequence.

Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Eagles

Throughout their long and incredibly successful career, Eagles have shifted a staggering 150 million albums… and you don’t do that without knowing a fair thing about how to write a compelling chord progression.

Chord Clinic: How to play Arctic Monkeys-style chords

We take a look at chord sequences inspired by Alex Turner and Jamie Cook, and find that they tend to be anything but predictable.

Chord Clinic: How to play David Bowie-style chords Part 2

Following on from Part One of our look at some classic Bowie chord sequences, we add strange intros and adapt some piano parts for guitar.

Chord Clinic: How to play David Bowie-style chords Part 1

Few songwriters have ever matched the breadth and range of David Bowie – and with Mick Ronson on guitar, he truly hit his stride. We take a look at some chord sequences inspired by the classic early albums.

Chord Clinic: How to play Queen-style chords Part 2

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…
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