Rootless Chords – How To Get Started – Autumn Leaves


As guitarists, we learn to think about chords from the root and play them as grips. This is a practical way to play through a song, but for taking your comping up a level where you play rootless chords, make it more melodic and want to add fills and embellishments then that doesn’t really work.

In this lesson, I will show you how to think about chords so that a chord is a more flexible thing that you can play in a lot of ways and use to make music within comping or in a chord solo or solo arrangement. Chords are not just static grips.

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