by Christopher Sung
p until now, we haven't changed anything in our rhythm. Now we'll start to introduce some variation. One way to change the rhythm is hold a chord on the 4th beat of a measure just before the chord is about to change. In the example below, the chord changes before mms. 2, 3, and 5. Now as far choosing a voicing for the chord on this beat, it depends on the chord you're going to (i.e. the target chord). One way to put some spice in your playing is to play the target chord either one fret below or one fret above
. In measures 1 and 2, we use the target chord that is one fret above. In measure 4, we use the target chord that is one fret below.