Watch the Modern Equivalent: Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by Trey Alexander from Quantum Rock
This is a jazzier composition that I wrote for the Guitar Hero Competition. This is influenced by some of my favorite guitarists such as Guthrie Govan and Greg Howe. This progression uses a Cmin7 to start and walks down to a G. The chords have kind of a Hendrix grip to them, using the thumb to grab the bass notes. This is very useful when wanting to play other parts like melodies or small riffs that fill up the space of a three piece band. Most of my life I have played in a three piece band so I feel it is essential to learn how to comp and fill at the same time. This is also a great song to play using just your fingers. This will add a particularly smooth sound and when running it through a nice clean Mesa or Fender it's going to give you a real rich and creamy tone, almost a piano like sound. I also talk about slash chords and how they can give you quite a different sound when playing this track as a solo guitarist (without a band). This will not only give your playing a sophisticated feel but it will also make it quite funky! I also touch base on 3rds. This will give you some movement. Enjoy!!