Watch the Top Strings: Voicings In Fourths online guitar lesson by Reeves Gabrels from Rock Inside Out

I like to use voicings in fourths for comping and soloing. I started using them because I was tired of using power chords and fourths worked better with distortion.

The overtones in distortion can often clash with power chords but fourths make distortion sound more consonant because there isn’t a 3rd being played. We’ll look at how to use voicings in fourths on the top strings and illustrate the differences in tone that they can create.