Watch the Embellishing Chord Progressions online guitar lesson by Kelly Richey from Focus On: Blues-Rock Power Trio
In this lesson, I'll show you a number of common chord voicings that I use when playing in a power trio, focusing on ways to embellish bar chords and add articulation to individual chords as well as chord progressions. We'll look at ways to begin weaving rhythm and lead together for an effective wall of sonic texture that’s characteristic of a "power trio" sound.
I'll show you left and right hand muting as well as strumming and rhythm techniques that you can quickly and effectively add to your guitar toolbox. We'll cover concepts like using open strings as a drone, chord suspension, adding hammer-ons, pull-offs, rakes, and mutes, also talking about executing bar chords, power chords, and other chord forms.
I'll use songs like "Hey Joe", "All Along The Watchtower", and "Crossroads" as examples to show how these concepts can be used.