Rod Fogg

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: Play like Joni Mitchell in open D Part 1

Joni Mitchell pioneered altered tunings in folk, rock and jazz, using open D extensively in her early career.

Chord Clinic: Expanding The Sequence

Extending a chord sequence is a great way to come up with new ideas.

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.

B&G Big Sister bass review

Israel’s B&G Guitars turned heads with its awesome Little Sister six-string last year. We meet its four-string sibling…

Chord Clinic: Powerchords – Two note tricks

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. 

Chord Clinic: Slash Chords – Descending Basslines

Introducing a few new progressions with descending basslines that will bring a Motown feel to your chord sequences.

Chord Clinic Part 4 – Root manoeuvres & slash chords

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.

Chord Clinic Part 3: Seventh chords

Seventh chords can evoke dreamy or unsettling emotions, as exemplified on George Harrison’s Something or David Bowie’s Life On Mars. We unravel the real value of the seventh…
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