I think that the guitar's strength as a chordal instrument has a lot to do with the color tones you can add to the standard triads. By choosing cool extensions and voicings you can really dress up a song in a sensual, interesting way. This week on Dark as a Dungeon I'll show you how I play the B-part, which we'll use as a canvass for adding some color to the melodic accompaniment. We'll look at some Clarence White-ish embellishments to help the melody to flow and sound more elegant. We'll also see how you can use passing Major 2 chords, ninth chords and minor 7th chords to get a richer, more interesting chordal sound than what you get from standard triads.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Dark As A Dungeon
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Dark As A Dungeon Melody
Loop 0:43 Introduction to Lesson
Loop 1:28 Breakdown of B Section Melody
Loop 17:54 Closing Thoughts