Blues Rhythm Guitar Lesson 6: Sixths
In order to get some motion and melody into a rhythm section, guitar players can slide into their voicings. Here we will be using a major 6th (maj6) chord, which is a major triad with a major sixth added. We will slide into the maj6 chord and then slide down to a 7(9) chord to add some spice. To make the slide easier we will use a three-note voicing omitting the fifth.
If we want to play further into the soprano, we can use the above maj6 voicing, again moving into it by by a whole step. Since it is on the top 3 strings, we will simply move it horizontally (on the same strings) to accommodate the chord changes. Let’s go back to a classic rhythm feel for this one.
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