An Introduction To Electric Guitar:
Where To Start With Chord Fills
The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric guitar players should be practicing.
I hear things like this all the time from new students; “there is so much information out there, and most of it contradicts itself, all I want to know is what am I supposed to practice to improve at the style of playing I like?”
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In this FREE blog lesson we will be taking a look at where new electric guitar players should be starting with chord fills.
Chord fills are an essential technique for the electric guitar player but they can be a real struggle at first, before you begin to explore chord fills you must first understand a certain amount about barre chords.
Chord fills is when a guitar player adds notes from a relevant scale into a chord they are playing, sometimes within a riff or as an embellishment to the chord progression.
Getting Comfortable With Chord Fills
We are going to explore chord fills within an A major progression using an A major root 6 barre chord.
Start by fretting the A major root 6 barre chord at the 5th fret.
Next play the low E twice with down pick.
After that strum the A major root 6 barre chord with two down strums and an up strums.
Next fret the 7th fret on the low E with your 3rd finger, pick it with a down pick and slide up to the 9th fret on the low E.
After that fret the A and D string at the 7th fret with your 1st finger and pick them both with a down pick.
Next play the low E at the 9th fret with your 3rd finger and an up pick.
After that fret the A and D string at the 7th fret with your 1st finger and pick them both with a down pick, then hammer on your 3rd finger to the 9th fret on the D string.
Next fret the A and D string at the 7th fret with your 1st finger and pick them both with a down pick.
Them finish by playing the low E at the 9th fret with your 3rd finger and an up pick.
Repeat with chord fill progression four times.
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