Learn to Play Chord Fills

There are an infinite number of licks that can be built with suspended chords.

There are an infinite number of licks that can be built with suspended chords (for example, Dsus2 and Dsus4) resolving to a major chord (for example, D). Example 1 shows one possible way to enhance a basic D-chord harmony. Instead of holding down each chord for an entire bar or more, you switch between them quickly, creating a small melody on the first string with the other chord tones resonating underneath. The same idea can be applied to an A chord (Example 2).

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Example 1:

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Example 2:

Excerpted From: Chord and Harmony Basics

Dylan Schorer
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