As a harmonic instrument the guitar offers the possibility of literally thousands of chords and voicings, yet most guitarists only know a handful of them. So which ones should you learn? It depends on the context. Each style of music has it’s own distinct signature in both the chord progressions and chord voicings that provide the style’s characteristic sound.
In this weeks’s Expert Tips video blog post entitled Chord, Chords, and more Chords (Catchy title, we know!) Mike Christiansen will give you an overview of the different types of chords from open voicings Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and more) to shell voicings (think Freddie Green with the Count Basie band), drop 2 voicing (that signature jazz chord melody sound), and power chords (40 years of rock and roll). There’s also a downloadable PDF with chord forms that you can work on for the next 4 years of your life.