Recently, I came across an album by a guitarist that sounded quite "exotic" and wanted to know more about the theory behind the sounds.

Some interesting phrases: 2:00, 3:57, 7:49

He plays a lot of "droning" chords and plays varying little phrases as a follow-up. If I had to take a shot in the dark, I think he's playing a bunch of suspended chords and some sort of jazz modal lines? I'd appreciate it if someone here can point out more specific and concrete ideas. Thanks!


The chord at 3:25 sounds like a Cm7 add2: Here's a link to somebody showing close -voiced chords on the guitar:

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