Guitar Noise Podcast #20 – Using Space (plus an intro to chord substitutions and chord voicings)

Our twentieth Guitar Noise Podcast examines two ideas – first we’ll make use of rests, combining them with simple arpeggios to create space while strumming, especially in slower songs. Then we’ll also look at how to use different chord substitutions, embellishments actually in this particular case, as well as different chord voicings. Using these in tandem with the many strumming techniques we’ve used in our past Guitar Noise Podcasts can create different moods for your music. You’ll hopefully be amazed at how many ways you can play an Em to A chord progression.

As always, I’ll be walking you through the process step by step. Hope you enjoy it!