Ex­am­plE joni mitchell style

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

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.

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