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Playing Melodies with Chords
Playing Melodies with Chords
Chords are more than for simply strumming! With an adjustment of a finger here and there, the average chord form can be transformed into a wide array of melodic possibilities. All it takes is some experimentation and the ability to view a chord in a new way. Chords are not just specific shapes – they are collections of tones that can be adjusted to create melodies or even newer chords, all based around a common familiar shape.

This lesson shows you how to take standard chord forms and adjust them to create numerous melodies which are useful in a variety of styles from Rock to Jazz and Fingerstyle to Blues.

Grab your guitar and let’s get started. - Steve Krenz

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Steve plays a ES-335 Block Inlay in this lesson.



Steve Krenz
    Steve Krenz

As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.

Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").

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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Folk|Rock
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