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Soloing with Chords Part 2



Like Exercise 1 (Part 1), Exercise 2 takes the same idea of using small chords but, instead, works with the notes on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings (Click here if you want to review Part 1). Again, once you are comfortable fingering each chord, add some musical flavor by using different rhythmic options as you play the chords up and down the fretboard. When these scale/chord runs become natural to your playing, it will be easy to add them to your solos.

Ex. 2


As with everything I teach, whether it’s with my private students or through the lessons on Guitar Smith Online®, you now have the basis to develop this idea into your own personal playing. Don’t be afraid to change and adapt this type of chord techniques into your playing. Approaching lessons this way will help you develop your own personal style.

Thanks for joining me today. See you next week!

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