It's great rhythm chops that gets you the gig. It's great rhythm chops that keeps you on stage at the jam. It's great rhythm chops that makes or breaks you as a player. Want big love and adoration from your local community of musicians? Stop shedding those blazing licks and supercilious fretboard acrobatics and sink your teeth into these 50 Chord Tricks You MUST Know from Matt Brandt. Fair warning; be prepared for countless requests from fellow guitarists to "show me that!"
From John Frusciante, Robben Ford, John Mayer and Eric Johnson to T-Bone Walker, The Beatles, Nile Rogers and Stevie Ray Vaughan; however diverse their styles and music may be, they all have one thing in common -- a solid foundation crafted from interesting chord applications and engaging rhythmic ideas.
Whether you play electric or acoustic (all 50 can be used on either instrument), whatever your style (all can be twisted and turned to fit any style), these 50 chordal and rhythmic concepts pack your toolbox with enough firepower to succeed in pretty much any musical situation be it auditions, jams, performances, composing or just hanging with the buds. Power-chords, close chords, barre chords without the barres, slash chords, pedal bass concepts, dropped D approaches, harmonic innovations, open-string moves, integrated bass lines, dozens of rhythmic ideas and so much more to majorly overhaul your chord vocabulary and rhythm bag -- it's all here!
If you're battling the proverbial rut in the shed, or feeling a bit polarized at the local jam, or just plain tired of hearing yourself play the same old same old -- 50 Chord Tricks You MUST Know is likely your key to pushing through to the other side.