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Chord Clinic Part 2: Sus chords

Suspended chords can create an ethereal, hypnotic feel, and are a valuable addition to your chord vocabulary. In the second instalment of this series, we delve into the world of the ‘sus’ shapes…

Chord Clinic Part 1: The basics

No matter what your level of ability, there’s always room to improve. First, let’s go right back to basics…

How to play chords like George Harrison

The ‘quiet one’ did his talking with his guitar, and while the shadows of Lennon and McCartney loomed large, he more than demonstrated that he had a songwriting genius all of his own.

Steve Vai reveals he held a chord so long he needed surgery

He “was meditating” on the chord in an awkward position.

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.
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