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ChristopherSchlegel
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Posts: 8,343
11/05/2014 4:38 pm
Originally Posted by: SvanholmMay you explaine that a little bit futher?

Absolutely!

Suppose your song starts with a measure of G major chord. That's a very general & broad idea. In order to be more precise & specific you have to make some decisions.

Where & how are you going to play it? Strumming? Picking? Arpeggiated? With what sound? There are hundreds of places & ways to play the notes of a G major chord! :)

Here's one example. The nylon string guitar lightly strums the open G chord in even 1/8th notes.

|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|
|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------|

While a clean electric guitar with a little reverb plays a G major chord in a higher voicing, but arpeggiating the notes to be a little more sparse & avoid getting in the way of the busy strumming of the nylon.

|--10---------------------------------|
|--------12----------12---------------|
|---------------12--------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|

Or you can completely separate them rhythmically. Here's another example!
Nylon string guitar plays one G barre chord & lets it ring for the whole measure.

|--3-~~~~~~~~---------|
|--3-~~~~~~~~---------|
|--4-~~~~~~~~---------|
|--5-~~~~~~~~---------|
|--5-~~~~~~~~---------|
|--3-~~~~~~~~---------|

While the clean guitar sits out the first beat for the nylon guitar, then comes in on beats 2, 3 & 4 with a higher voiced inversion.

|-------------------------|
|--R-----12--12--12-------|
|--E-----12--12--12-------|
|--S-----12--12--12-------|
|--T----------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|

Those are just 2 options! Your choices are virtually limitless. :) Check out Anders in the Rock course for more examples.

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=22633

And here are my tutorials on chord inversions to find every possible place to play a chord on the guitar.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=148
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=730
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=731
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=733
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=734

Have fun!
Christopher Schlegel
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