Arranging for Solo Guitar: Drop 2 Voicings on The Top Four Strings | Berklee Online

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In this video, Berklee Online guitar instructor John Baboian teaches you about Drop 2 chord voicings on the top four strings of the guitar. Drop 2 voicing means taking a closed-position chord and dropping the second-highest note down an octave in order to create an open-position chord. In this video you’ll learn how to play multiple types of four-note, drop 2 chords, such as major 7, dominant 7, minor 7, and minor 7b5. He teaches all inversions of these chords, and provides helpful tips for remembering and transposing them.

About John Baboian:
Guitarist, composer, and educator John Baboian has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Although best known for his work in the jazz and swing idioms, he has performed in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and world music genres, and he has been a featured performer on more than 20 recordings in a variety of musical styles, including performances with the Boston Big Band, the World Leaders, the Black Sea Salsa band, and more. His compositions and arrangements have been heard on television shows Walker, Texas Ranger, UPN’s Seven Days, ABC’s All My Children, HBO’s The Sopranos, and others.

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