|Color Chords and “Dark Hollow”
Color Chords and “Dark Hollow”
The bluegrass standard “Dark Hollow” was recorded by Mac Wiseman and Ralph Stanley in the 1960s and Peter Rowan and the Grateful Dead both recorded it in the early ’70s, making it a favorite among a wide swath of roots musicians. In this lesson, Scott shows you some “stealth” chords you can add to the main G, C, and D voicings: G7, G9, Cadd9, Dsus2, etc. Played as the main voicings, these chords would give the song a completely different (contemporary or jazzy) sound, but played as color chords, quick variations of the main chords, they create variety without significantly changing the bluegrass feel and sound of the song.
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