Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Rhythm Guitar Lesson on Chord Embellishment”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a guitar lesson on chord embellishment.

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An embellished chord is where you play a chord and then briefly add in an extra note with an available finger and then back to the original chord. Johnson demonstrates this with a C major chord in the open position as follows; 3rd fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger, 2nd fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger, open 3rd string, first fret of the 2nd string with first finger and open first string. Claude strums this chord and then adds his 4th finger to the 3rd fret of the 3rd string, which makes it into a C7 chord, briefly and then removes it. Doing this randomly while strumming the chord causes the chord to be embellished with the 7th tone of the major scale, but not actually staying on the C7 for any length of time. This technique can done by adding any acceptable tone from the major scale as long as it can be reached by an available finger. Johnson continues by demonstrating other embellishments of the C major chord as follows; by adding the 4th finger to the 3rd fret of the 2nd string to get Cadd9, 3rd fret of the 4th string to get Csus4 (C suspended four) and 3rd fret of the first string to get another voicing of C major. Claude continues by performing a chord progression incorporating the embellished chord voicing’s in other chords. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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