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.
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.
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.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had several hot-shot guitar players in their long career, but none has been as influential as John Frusciante. Here, we take a look at his approach to fingerpicked chords.