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Chord Embellishment

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Adding variation to open chords is a widely used aspect of chord embellishment. WIth a clean guitar sound, this technique adds what are called suspensions to an already existing chord, creating a nice melody along with the strumming. With this example, we are going to take a look at the possible suspensions we can use with an open D major chord and A major chord. Combining this with an acoustic style strumming pattern allows you to hear this chord movement extremely well. This example is played in the style of Tom Petty.
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