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An example of using just a few shapes to play a variety of chord names.
Barre chords are at least two strings, but do not have to be all 6 strings.
Having smaller shapes like these under your belt allows you to construct other chords, too.
This is the same as the 3 Notes Per String concept, except that it is er... 2 Notes Per String.
The phrasing you get as a result is different, and the finger choices, too.
I might say that 3 Notes Per String is good for Metal and 2 Notes Per String is good for Gypsy Jazz. It's up to you really.
A good starting point is to use only the 1st and 2nd fingers.
Awesome tune by the “Father of Classical guitar”
Free TAB is from this fantastic site:
Capricho Árabe by Tárrega (Free PDF or TAB)
The definitive recorded version for me is this one:
Francisco Tárrega - Capricho árabe
This is very cool, too:
Capricho Arabe (F. Tárrega) - Alexandra Whittingham
This is a great song to get you in to the Gypsy Jazz vibe.
These chords are demonstrating the flexibility and artistic license we employ when playing in these songs, and Jazz in general.
Have a go at these riffs.
They all have distinct rhythms and patterns
This is a killer riff.
Played sublimely as always.
What a player.
A friend of mine wrote this.
I think it is cool.
Nice melody and vibe.
If you want a transcription made, let me know
A very simple idea but it can make even the simplest lick sound great.
The idea: We count in fours, so let's put a 3 note pattern on top of this 4 beat count.
It makes it sound twisty and interesting.
Ideas for the song Wake Up
You would have heard it somewhere!! On TV, and advert, in a shop.
Really solid melody, good fun to play, and remember, make your face be as expressive as your playing (or is it vice versa)
The parts from the Song by Muse.
Not that many parts really, the arrangement makes it more complex sounding.
The riffs are pretty tricky but really good fun to play