Ben Monder on Open String Chords

“The open string seems to me to be the essence of the sound of the guitar. The vibration of an open string produced by a great guitar creates a universe of overtones unlike any other instrument. Also, chords are always enriched timbrally by the incorporation of one or more open strings, and it’s fun and rewarding to explore all the ways this can be done. One of my favorites is (from low to high): open E, D#, open D, C#, open B, C.  Strum this one and annoy your friends!”

— Ben Monder, Oct. 2019

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