Open Strings Between Changes

Sometimes hitting the open strings between chord changes helps the tune sound easy and relaxed. It’s not “wrong” if it sounds good!

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what song is Justin playing at the beginning?

I don’t think he is playing any particular song just demoing
playing open strings between chord changes.


Hello @Kooshetty welcome to the Community.
@stitch has it spot on. Justin is simply playing between a few open chords such that you’ll find in the first grades of the beginner course.

Hope that helps.
Cheers :smiley:
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That’s amazing how good it sounds. Thanks for this - I’m about to move to module 7 but snuck in to take a peek at this.

A nice supplementary video from Tim Pierce

Key comments @ 3min 30sec on hitting open strings, but whole video is worth a watch.

Cigarettes and Alcohol by Oasis is one I’m working on at the moment, that’s in E and you can really go to town and hit all sorts of open strings without it sounding awful.

Demo coming to an Open Mic event near you soon… :thinking: if only my vocal chords worked that way :joy: