A New Voicing

Get a New Sound by Using a Different Piece of the Same Chord

This lick uses three notes from the same chords we've seen before. Because we are leaving out the low D string, it sounds different. A different note is now the lowest note we hear. Playing this same chord in a different way is called a "voicing". The Root shape, 1st inversion, and second inversions are all different voicings, but you can go beyond that. Use different pieces of those chord shapes to get new voicings. Two notes technically constitute a chord. As you can imagine, there are a lot of possibilities!

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Next up we'll look that moves out of the scale chords, but helps us transition in a great way.