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Watch the Daylight online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Chord Tone Soloing

In the last lesson, I mentioned the "magic zone" on the guitar, playing chords on the D, G, and B strings. The reason why call this the magic zone for chords is that in that register the notes don't interfere with the bass player or the soloist or vocalist. I suggest you learn your triad inversions on all string sets, of course, but if you want to get into it right away, pay close attention on this string set.

What's also great about these voicings is that they're excellent springboards for soloing as well. As you go through the solo that I've prepared, keep the triad fingerings in mind. Once you feel comfortable with these three strings, move on to the top three. Let's call that magic zone number two! I would say most of the Motown and funk voicings come from these two areas.