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

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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!



  1. waymac
    August 9th, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Has Arfinwulf figured out the intro to “Almost Saturday Night” by Fogerty?

  2. Scott Stiff
    December 8th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    Yes I was referring to podcast #21. Thanks again for your help.

  3. David Hodge
    December 1st, 2008 @ 9:44 am

    Hi Scott

    Are you referring to the intro of this Podcast or to the one in “Star of the County Down” (Guitar Noise Podcast #21)?


  4. Scott Stiff
    November 30th, 2008 @ 6:48 am

    Iwas hoping you a tab of the final version of the intro. I tried to make one using the podcast but something is missing. Thanks Scott

  5. Drewsky01
    November 17th, 2008 @ 8:43 am

    Post your email and I’ll send them as attachments. I have all them saved with a pdf of the text lesson portion as well.

  6. Arfinwulf
    November 8th, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    Blah…pardon my typing.

  7. Arfinwulf
    November 8th, 2008 @ 10:36 am

    Hey board,

    Question: I subscribe3d to these podcasts and my iTunes only downloaed lessons 14+ and I can’t seem to get 1-13. What have I overlooked?