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Making Chords Melodic Part 1


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70s Arena Riff Rock

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In this lesson we will learn to take three plain, major chords (A, D and E major) and play them in a way that makes a melody.

This happens in a lot of arena riff rocker songs. Sometimes using regular open chords or barre chords sounds very generic, or too plain. By using very specific triad inversions of chords we can create a much more melodic sound! So, we are still simply using three simple major chords (A, D and E major), but we can turn them into something very special and unique sounding with triad motion.

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