Major Voicings - Part 2

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Major Voicings - Part 1 Minor Voicings - Part 1

OK, in this second part of major voicings, we’re looking at D major. Same idea; map out the scale across the fret board, and find a voicing you like. The difference here is that I have incorporated the open D-string throughout, and just used the low E and G-strings, and moved the voicings up those strings, using the open D as a drone. This creates a pretty indefinable chordal sound, where you feel more like you’re moving around within a tonal center, and not really using chord “blocks” to build you compositions. This way of writing songs is widely used amongst Alternative pop and rock musicians. For example, Foo Fighters has several tunes where you can see stuff like this. Check it out!