You Don’t Have To Play The Whole Chord

September 1, 2023

So your typical guitar has six strings on it and, after learning your open chord shapes, you’ll realise that chords are usually played on all six, five, or just four strings. But do you really need all those strings? Not really. And I’m not talking about power chords. Nor am I talking about being minimalistic […]

Guitar chord diagram showing a C/G chord.

A Fun G To C/G Trick

July 24, 2023

After writing about my lazy F trick, it got me thinking about another guitar chord trick that I like to use when playing between a G and C chord. With this guitar trick, you’ll be able to easily move between a G and a C chord while also playing a kind of fun bass part […]

The Lazy F Chord

July 23, 2023

As you’re getting to know your way around the guitar, you’ll come to realise that there are a lot of different ways to play the same guitar chord, even in the same position. One of these alternative guitar chord voicings is what I like to call the “lazy F.” It’s a slightly easier way to […]

Using Slash Chords To Transition Between Chords

July 8, 2023

A slash chord is a chord where the bass note is different from the chord root. If you’re not familiar with slash chords already, I suggest reading my introduction to slash chords on guitar. In that article I run through some common slash chords and help readers generally get their head around the chords themselves. […]

Guitar chord diagram showing a D/F# chord

How To Play Slash Chords On Guitar (Getting Started)

June 14, 2023

While the guitar can be a great instrument for playing lead lines and riffs, it’s also very well suited to playing chords. There are so many different guitar chords out there, you can get completely lost (in a good way) diving into different voicings, additions, subtractions, and more. Each different chord type has its own […]