Basic Guitar Chord Embellishments

In this free video guitar lesson we will take a look at some common guitar chord embellishments.

You have probably heard this type of technique a thousand times in various rock, pop, country and folk songs. It produces a sound that is far more complex than it actually is to play.

I have had some requests for me to teach what is going on during one of those chord embellishment sequences so here it is. 🙂

Be sure to grab the TAB PDF that goes with this video guitar lesson since it shows you all of the notes you can use to embellish each chord.

Basic Guitar Chord Embellishments TAB PDF Download

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Basic Guitar Chord Embellishments


  1. Harold Golden on April 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Lovely lesson, thanks for sharing.

  2. chasecar on April 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    to me this is an example of the things you can do that can turn you into a guitar player instead of just someone who knows how to play. I was trying to practice these using some hybrid picking. The practice has showed me that I need a lot more practice and unless it became cool overnight to yank random notes with the pulloff finger, i really need a lot of work on pulloffs. Especially when its my 3d and 4th finger. They seem to have a mind of their own and lack that precision dexterity that fingers 1 and 2 seem to have. Excellent lesson card, THANK YOU!

  3. John on May 9, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Great lesson, thanks.

  4. brian jenkins on November 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    the D major part sounds alot like the rhythm in sweet child ‘o’ mine lol but really cool over all

  5. Mayur on May 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Dude, you are honestly the best, I’ve never learnt anything this easily so far. Please keep it up. You do a great job. Thank you.

  6. wylie on July 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    great lesson , but having lots of trouble with my pinkie for hammerons and pull offs, any suggestions ?

  7. nathan on September 7, 2014 at 4:09 am

    great lesson thanks

  8. Dawn Legere on April 3, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome, thanks!

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