ExamplE joni mitchell style
Look out for the muted notes (those indicated with an ‘X’). Joni uses this technique often; simply release the pressure on the fretted notes but keep the strumGmUiInTgApRatTteErnCgHoNinIgQtUoEgSet t2he5p3ercussive quality of thSetsueanrot'tsesA.
no muted chords to deal with here but make sure yJoOugNeIt tMheITfrCeHtteEdLL chords in the right place as they aren’t always on the beat!
Open tunings are great for creating this sort of melodic accompaniment pattern. rather than being stuck in the open position using common ‘cowboy chords’, this style of playing allows the songwriter to create a
interesting part with some movement to accompany the vocal. The parts are simple but perfect to accompany a vocal such as Joni’s.