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Tom Principato — Open–String Guitar Chords

Open-String Guitar Chords

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© 1999, Hal Leonard Corporation
(102 pages)
Tom Principato first became aware of open-string chords through the music of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and the “jazzier” extended voicings of Lenny Breau, which intrigued him to begin collecting the chords in this book in 1978. During a show with Danny Gatton, Buddy Emmons, and Lenny Breau in Washington D.C. in 1979, Tom and Lenny discussed open-string chords and Tom showed him sample sheets of some of the more interesting chords he had compiled. Although they had no further discussion, Breau later published a series of columns on the subject in Guitar Player magazine from November 1981 to January 1982.

Finished in 1997, nearly 20 years after it was started, this book encompasses over 4,000 chord voicings. Guitarists will find it a valuable reference whenever something special or different is needed for a particular musical situation.

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