Open Chord Embellishments (Let It Be)
After you have learned your open chords it’s a good to know just how easy it is to create a melody around a familiar chord shape. A lot of songs use this concept to create some nice melodic textures while still retaining the overall sound of the chord itself–listen to the beginning of “Patience” by Guns N’ Roses for a good example. Start out trying the embellishments on chords you are comfortable with. Look for similarities between chords–are notes from one chord used by another chord in the song as an embellishment?
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