Joe Egan

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VH1 Save the Music: How to Use Fingering “Extensions” to Make Open Chords Come to Life

I like to show my students how to arpeggiate chords on the guitar — pick the notes out one at a time while letting them ring together — and also show them how to create little fingering “extensions” that offer them neat and fairly easy ways to make their chord playing sound more interesting and melodic than simply strumming or arpeggiating the chords.