Rod Fogg

How to play chords like Paul McCartney (Part 2)

In the second part of our Paul McCartney lesson we head into a world of moving basslines and slash, seventh and diminished chords as a songwriting genius broadens his horizons.

How to play chords like Paul McCartney (Part 1)

Continuing our look at the chord shapes and sequences used by The Beatles, we get inside the head of Paul McCartney and find a songwriting genius with an enthusiasm for minor chords and chords from outside the key.

How to play chords like John Lennon Part 2

We head into psychedelic territory in our second part of our John Lennon lesson, as we explore the chords and sequences used by a man spreading his creative wings.

How to play chords like John Lennon Part 1

In the first of a series looking at the chord shapes and sequences used by the Beatles, we get inside the head of John Lennon and find a solid rhythm guitarist with an ear for original chord changes.

How to play chords like Paul Simon Part 2

In part two of our look at the chord shapes and sequences which define Paul Simon’s sound, we focus on his early years as a solo artist.

How to play chords like Paul Simon

With a long career involving unpredictable twists, turns and collaborations Paul Simon is one of the most successful songwriters of the last 60 years. We take a look at the chord shapes and sequences which define his sound.

How to play chords like Neil Young Part 2

As we continue our look into the chord shapes and patterns that have helped make Neil Young an icon, it’s time to delve into how he adds harmonic richness to seemingly simple progressions.

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.
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