How Guitar Chordal Fills Work

Playing Guitar Chordal Fills in the G Chord

Armed with an understanding of countermelodies and chord transitions, you're ready to play your first chordal fill. This introductory video uses the progression between three chords -- G, C and D -- to illustrate the use of chordal fills. Beginning with a brief review of these three chords, the tutorial demonstrates the construction of a countermelody for the G chord. Following along with this step-by-step instruction, you'll be able to see how each note of this six-note fill is played.

With this new appĀ­roach to the G chord under your belt, you're well on your way to making your own songs. Click on the next page and learn how the chordal fill technique applies to the C and D chords.