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Watch the Close Chord Voicings online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook

In this section we’ll look at one of those unique traits on a guitar that occur when we play two notes that are very close together in pitch on two separate strings. The tension that exists when those two tones are 1/2 note or a whole note apart, ringing out together, creates an unusual sound on guitar unrivaled by a similar approach on a piano for instance. The chord shapes we use for this are in a 'close chord voicing'.