Separating All The Strings

In this tutorial we'll explore all the great sounds you can get when you take any of our open chords and play the notes of that chord one at a time. The technical term for a chord, where the notes are played one at a time is arpeggio and when we use it as a verb we call it arpeggiation.

It's an extremely common technique on both acoustic and electric guitar, and it's a wonderful sound. Keep in mind that this is another technique that requires a lot of picking hand precision and while you're working on it you're bound to mess it up a lot. So if you're the perfectionist type, make sure you don't let that frustrate you. It's all part of the process, and it usually doesn't even sound bad when it happens.

Anders Mouridsen
Instructor Anders Mouridsen
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