If you have two guitarists in your band (like many do), then there isn’t that much point in you both playing exactly the same parts all the time, as this can get repetitive and should be used sparingly.
So, how do we get around this?
Using the concepts explored in our previous articles, you should be able to create some fantastic variations of chords and scales that you’ve already learned and use them to come up with your own complementary guitar parts.
Our best tool for achieving this? Our good old friend, the CAGED system.
The CAGED system will help you to identify new voicings for your chords. Voicings are the same chords played in different positions on the neck to give them a ‘fresh’ sound, instead of playing the same root position chords all the time. For example, if one of you is playing a ‘C’ chord in root position, the other could play a ‘C’ using a different ‘shape’ from the CAGED system to give a different voicing.