Rod Fogg

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.

How to play Johnny Marr-style chords Part 2

Following on from part one of our Johnny Marr chord sequence workout, we take a look at the arpeggios that form such an essential part of his guitar style.

How to play Johnny Marr-style chords Part 1

35 years on from The Smiths’ 1984 debut album, the influence of Johnny Marr’s guitar playing is hard to exaggerate. We take a look at the chords that make up his captivating chime and jangle.

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…

Chord Clinic: How to play Queen-style chords Part 1

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…

Chord Clinic: Play like Joni Mitchell in open D Part 2

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…

Chord Clinic: Chord Sequences

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.

Chord Clinic: Triads & Pedal Notes

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.
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