The term Concertina Chords refers to the technique used by professional guitarists and music publishers alike to enhance the sounds of their guitar solos. In a nutshell, they are used to change the sound of certain chords without changing their structure (ie. Changing the first, second, or third note of an A major chord to a B-major chord). There are a variety of methods and techniques used in this method including octave switching and half-step substitution.
Concertina Chords are usually employed when there is a need to use more than one chord in a riff. They can also be used in solos, as they give the musician more freedom to express their creative flair.
When you are playing a riff using a single chord, you’ll notice that there are only three possible variations of each chord. With octave switching, you can change the notes of a chord and make it easier to play the other chords. This technique involves playing an A major chord and then alternating between the G and A notes of the C major scale. Similarly, if you’re looking to play an E minor chord, you can use octave switching to switch the E and C notes from an A major chord to a B-minor chord. You can play any of these chords in either key.
For instance, if your cord is in the major key (G major), then playing the C and E notes of the C major scale (D, F, and G) is easy – you can also play any of these in any key. However, when you switch between these in a minor key (E minor), you’ll have to play the G and C notes of the E minor scale in the major key, so that you can play the C and E notes of the A minor chord in the minor key.
Another method of playing a riff in a minor key is to play a chord, change the name of the chord to another one, and then play it in the minor key. Again, you may find this easier to play if you play the C and E of the C major scale in the minor key. Then play any of the other notes (A, B, and C) of the C major scale in the minor key.
Half-step substitution, as it’s also known, works in two steps. First, you’ll play a riff in the key you’re playing in the first part of the song in the same key in the second part of the song. Then you’ll play the same riff in the major key of the first part but play it in the minor key of the second part. This is done in such a way that you don’t sound as though the bass string is changed.
Half-step substitution is another popular method. The second method, octave substitution, also known as half-step substitution, is used when one of the strings is changed. Instead of a whole-step change, for instance, you’ll just need to play the two first notes of the two altered strings of the bass string instead of changing the entire string.
Many musicians and music publishers prefer these two techniques be used as they allow you to add different effects to the sound of your guitar solos. The techniques are also less time consuming and much less technical. Since all the chords are being played in the same key, the effect is less noisy.
If you’re playing a riff in a minor key, you’ll want to use only the C and E chords. In addition, if your guitar is equipped with a pick-up tuner, you’ll find that picking up the second note from the second string on the guitar’s neck is also easy. Playing in thirds or fourths will make the effect sound more like that of a lead guitar than a guitar in a major key. However, in both of the above cases, you will need to play all of the notes on the guitar with the appropriate finger, and do so very quickly and fluidly. In order to ensure a clean up that you don’t distort the quality of the sound you produce.
When you’re playing in a major key, you can use other modes and combinations of modes to help your playing. You can use modes which are not in your key, such as the Ionian mode or Dorian mode or Phrygian mode. Or you can use modes which you’re already familiar with, such as blues mode B, minor mode, the Dorian mode, etc., to give your playing some more depth to your playing.
Modes are also great for helping you change the texture and timbre of your guitar solos. For example, you can learn about modes and how to use them to create a chunky sound or a smooth, flowing sound.