The Open String Trick - Transform The Melodies You Play On Guitar Into Beautiful Music

by Simon Candy

 

Open String Guitar Melodies Article ImageIn this video, I show you how to create incredibly beautiful sounding melodies on guitar using open strings.

You learn how to convert any typical melody into beautiful sounding music using this approach. It's all about the droning open strings.

What you are about to see is an excerpt from a masterclass I gave some of my online students. 

 

In this class, you learn how to convert the melody from Danny Boy into a beautiful, almost magical sounding piece of music using droning open strings.

Once the melody is sorted, I then show you ways to turn Danny Boy into a full arrangement with further use of droning open strings and simple guitar chords.

Watch the video below to learn more:

 

 

Danny Boy Melody: Fretted Version

The following is an excerpt from the melody of Danny Boy as might typically be played on guitar:

Open String Melody Danny Boy Fretted

 

Danny Boy Melody Conversion 

Here are the first 4 bars with open string notes highlighted and converted:

Open String Melody Danny Boy Conversion 1

 

Danny Boy Melody: Open String Version

Here is the resulting open string Danny Boy melody excerpt: (bars 1 - 4)

Open String Melody Danny Boy Open 1 

Danny Boy Melody Conversion

Here are the next 4 bars with open string notes highlighted and converted:

Open String Melody Danny Boy Conversion 2

 

Danny Boy Melody: Open String Version

Here is the resulting open string Danny Boy melody excerpt: (bars 5 - 8)

Open String Melody Danny Boy Open 2

 

Danny Boy Melody Conversion

Here are bars 9 - 12 of Danny Boy with open string notes highlighted and converted:

Open String Melody Danny Boy Conversion 3

 

Danny Boy Melody: Open String Version

Here is the resulting open string Danny Boy melody excerpt: (bars 9 - 12)

Open String Melody Danny Boy Open 3 

Danny Boy Melody Conversion

Here are bars 13 - 16 of Danny Boy with open string notes highlighted and converted:

Open String Melody Danny Boy Conversion 4 

Danny Boy Melody: Open String Version

Here is the resulting open string Danny Boy melody excerpt: (bars 13 - 16)

Open String Melody Danny Boy Open 4

 

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