In the world of rock rhythm guitar, there exists a wide variety of alternatives to your every day major and minor chords. While these chords certainly serve their purpose, it is essential to also seek out the wide array of chord alternatives available to rock guitarists. Putting variation on barre chords, power chords, and open string chords; the examples below will introduce you to this never ending world of exploration on your instrument. We will also look at how adding distortion to your already existing bar chords can also bring these shapes to new heights. Seeking sounds from Lenny Kravitz, The Police, System of a Down and more, this chapter will broaden your expectations of what your already existing chords can become.
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