04-03-2008 04:33 PM
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04-07-2008 05:57 PM
This is about the only question I can attempt to answer. In order to learn to play chords/rhythm, you must play lots of chords/rhythm. I am constantly confused about where all these songs are that are not composed of chords - even power chords are chords! Even thrash metal has rhythm! What I'm saying is that you need to spend less time asking how to learn chords/rhythm, and more time playing chords/rhythm. This means learning as many songs as you can get your hands on. And not just the intros and solos! You must actually (surprise) learn the chords/rhythm! It's fortunate that you are already good with music theory - you'll be even better prepared to notice the patterns that pop up and the common progressions that are pervasive in nearly all styles of music.
how did you guys start playing chords/rhythm?
04-08-2008 10:29 AM
04-18-2008 09:06 AM
04-18-2008 09:22 AM
A great trick to learn chords is to remove one or two strings on your guitar. It forces you to find other notes that you have played on those strings and you'll find some interesting chords and variations.
It will also show you what a chord sounds like without those notes.
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