Suspended Chords

Mike's here with a channel episode! His tip of the week is to be aware of how much finger pressure you need to play guitar. Many times beginners press way too hard! This can cause your hand to fatigue too soon & even make the strings sound out of tune. Mike shows you how to gauge the right amount of pressure to use: just enough to make the notes ring clearly!

For the main lesson content Mike shows you how to use suspended chords to add a little spice to your strumming. This is a great way to add variety and motion to basic open chords as musical ornamentation.

If you want to learn more about playing suspended chords as ornamentation, then GT has tutorials covering that topic in greater detail & depth.

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