Watch the Adding Melody To Chords online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook

We’re gradually moving from individual chords, their description and where to find them on the neck of the guitar, to actual chord progressions. There are a whole lot of choices in chords from the ones we can create by adding or removing fingers, playing inversions or by introducing some of the new chord shapes we discussed. By using these variations we can actually get some kind of melodic movement going on in the top of the chords. In this section we’ll talk a bit more about spicing up the chords out of this reference library by adding a part of the melody into the chords you are playing.