Favorite Chord Voicings of Freddie Green
Like all guitarists, Freddie Green had favorite chord forms. Shown below are the most common chord fingerings found in his rhythm playing. Note that some forms may be fingered in two different ways.
Try using these chord forms to play "Shoutin" Blues", one of the posted Freddie Green transcriptions. First, look at the notated chord in the measure. Second, determine what note of the chord is being clearly sounded on each beat, i.e., root, 3rd, 5th, 7th. Third, find the chord form that has that note on the 4th string.
There is one chord
substitution regularly employed by Freddie to create moving lines: