Guitar Songwriting: How to Create Interesting Chords

Here’s a quick lesson for those of you who write songs on a guitar.  If you often feel uninspired to write songs because you fall back on the same ol’ chords all the time, then this is an easy way to get inspired by a fresh-sounding chords.  No music theory necessary!

Basically, you take a traditional chord, move one finger by one fret.  Go back and forth between the regular chord and its one-note-altered variation.  Then slide the variation to somewhere else on the neck.

The result sound like this: