Watch the Voice Lead by Experimentation online guitar lesson by Allen Hinds from Melodic Improv

The more I play guitar, the more I get bored with myself. The more you play, the more you want to make improvements and get to the next level. One of the things that I got away from several years ago was playing the "stock" chords that everyone plays. I picked up this book called Chord Chemistry by the late great Ted Green, which is full of theory, but I would just open it up and find cool chord voicings and the theory caught up after that. I often times have a guitar tuned differently sitting around the house that I pick up and experiment with, forcing me to play something else besides my regular licks and chords.

In this segment, we'll look at some of the interesting chord voicings I've picked up through experimentation, and look at ways that you can experiment on your own to develop interesting and unique chords. An especially great trick is utilizing voice leading within the chords to develop melodies and tunes that are all your own. We'll use the chord progression from a track of mine, "Confianca", to look at this concept.