Today I was writing a song and I came up with some embellishments over the verse that I really liked.
I was alternating over
Am7 (open shape, usual
x02010), then I slid the fretting fingers up two frets to a
x04030), then again to a
x05050) and finally to a
Basically I am moving the
Am7 shape over the neck, harmonising in sixths on strings 2 and 4 and letting strings 1, 3 and 5 ring.
This way the chord stays the same but I manage to incorporate a melody over it without losing the strumming flow.
I know about playing in double stops, but here I am really interested in including strumming over open strings as well.
- which other open chord position can I move the same way?
- has this technique got a name (so I can search resources accordingly)?
- do you know notable songs/pieces/artists that use it?