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Neal's got a great lesson that shows you how to use open strings to color your playing. He's also got a tip of the week that ...
could help your axe avoid and in-flight mishap.
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So it sounds like acoustic. Hey everybody Neal Walter here for the Guitar Tricks Channel. Get a freshly flavor right here, fresh lesson of the week and a tip for you also. Tip of the week is when you’re traveling with your guitar especially an acoustic and you’re traveling on a plane you want to make sure to loosen the strings in you guitar because the strings keep tension on the neck and when you got baggage handles banging your stuff around it has a better chance that something could be damaged especially on the neck area. If your strings are tight so loosen then up until their floppy especially if you go on the plane to pressurize the pressure on the plane, the altitudes can also possibly measure on that to.
This week’s lesson is taken from the guitar tricks website from Gavin Audagnotti’s tutorials on coloring chords and scales with open strings and it’s also kind of tied in with get a lot of comments when we did the wactor give away asking what I was playing so I want to tie those two together since it seem to fit pretty well.
So I like to use open strings especially on an acoustic because it fills out the sound so I’m going to show you a couple of different chord patterns that you can use using open strings to flavor your playing especially when you’re playing by yourself or around some friends that really fills up the room.
Starting with the EM chord open, I’ll just be sliding out up and down the strings and the same pattern and we’ll be going up to the A, B. Now these patterns are taken from the barré chord and I’m just pulling out those three notes and the strumming all of those strings. Same deal with the B it’s like a B part barré chord but you’re just taking out those three notes right there.
You can also use the D and all the way up to the E and the F as well. It’s kind of get’s at that flamencoey sound there to so here’s a way that I would use this open chord voicing:
Really nice full writ sound on to the A if I was going to do it on the A, I would play the middle two strings the D and the G string and I would use the same chords to the A also the G but I’m just going to pull out the two chords out of there and just playing on that those two middle strings so there’s A, I’m playing everything except for the low E string. So F, G.
Really nice full writ, sounds great especially on acoustic if you’re playing by yourself or if you’re playing with a group of friends because it really fill up the room, fills out the sound with all the open strings ringing around and stuff.
So there it is from Gavin’s tutorial I’m using open strings he goes in the more depth on using strings with scales and to color the sounds of your playing with the open strings. So come and buy and leave us a request and we’ll get one up to you. Guitartricks.com at the forum. Facebook, we got a new url Facebook/guitartricks also on myspace in twitter. So have a great week everybody have fun do some pick and do some plan, write some songs. Get inspired.