One of the things that makes the guitar different from other instruments is the fact that you can incorporate open strings into chord voicings and scales creating rich, open sounds. While the minor two-fives in the exercise below are perfect for Jazz, the other voicings will work well for any style. Try the chords below and try to find ways to get them into your playing.
New Yorker Chris Juergensen is long time studio musician and session guitarist currently living and teaching in Japan.
His latest project is "Big Bad Sun", a CD traditional in nature, and contemporary in sound.
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