Learning how to connect chords with simple melodic patterns is a great way of adding interest to your rhythm guitar parts. Whether you use single notes or double stops, this approach works great on both electric and acoustic guitar! Fingerstyle guitarist and Elixir Strings artist Chris Woods demonstrates how to start connecting chords in the key of A Major, using just two chords in this short guitar tutorial. Chris of The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra go-tos are Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating.
Breaking down the specific patterns he uses as well as the scales he draws on, Chris shows how to take this approach in this simple acoustic guitar lesson and make it your own. If you’ve been stuck simply strumming chords, you’ll soon be able to spice up your rhythm parts with the techniques he demonstrates here!
UK guitarist/composer Chris Woods leads the Chris Woods Groove Orchestra, blending ear-bending, dropped-tuned grooves that frequently combine dark jazz textures and percussive guitars. His career so far has seen him take to stages from Glastonbury to Slovakia’s Mikulášsky Jazz Festival, in addition to writing the definitive guide on the percussive style, Percussive Acoustic Guitar for Hal Leonard Publishing.