Chords don’t always have to involve static blocks of harmony. By introducing melodic lines into our guitar chord playing, we can create something far more unique and intricate.
This lesson starts with the chords most of us learn as beginners – open position chords down at the first few frets.
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All we do is use a combination of our free fingers and open string notes to weave melody around the chord shape, starting with individual chords and then moving on to chord changes.
The more you develop the muscle memory in your fingers to do this, and the more you work on combining melody with chord playing, the more naturally you’ll start to incorporate it into your songwriting.
Many hours of experimentation!
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