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Old 06-19-2018, 11:33 AM
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I watched a you-tube video of Ed Bickert talking about his approach to harmony the other day, he said he rarely played the root, fifth, and liked to play with the upper partials of the chords.

Yeah, why would you when you part of a trio or other group?
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:13 PM
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With the OP's current vocabulary of chords, and a little work on theory, he can build any chord he needs.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:33 PM
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If you are interested in learning all these chords, just keep at it, a little bit every day. You will be surprised how much you know in another year or two.

Sometimes just play the music, and listen carefully to what you are playing.

Especially helpful is to learn and understand the chord progressions, the movement of individual voices from chord to chord (sometimes), why the chord progression works with the melody, what tools of harmonization and voice leading the arranger is using. Understanding these things takes time, and can be fun in and of itself. Of course some times it busts your brain open too. At those times you might push yourself a little harder, or not, and then drop it, play some music for fun, or even go do something else entirely. Eventually, ideally, you should know exactly what role every note plays in every key, both mentally and by ear recognition. The true music masters will tell you that is just the basics, then you can start "playing" arranging and / or composing using the tools of the craft.

Most of us are not that advanced, unless you can devote 4 - 8 hours a day 5 days a week for a few years, maybe quite a few years.

So enjoy the journey to whatever extent you are able to according to your interests, your talents, your goals, and the time available to you.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:37 PM
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It is also helpful and fun to study with someone who is ahead of you, and / or to find other's on a similar level and swap licks, swap chords, play music together.

One of the really GREAT things about the guitar is that you can play with others and swap roles playing accompaniment, you can play melody, you can play chord melody, so you can play counterpoint.
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