In this video, we see a simple chord technique used by John Petrucci in almost any ballad he's written:
1 - Pick up a 3 string chord
2 - One of those strings has to be open
3 - Keep the same motif while changing the bass note under it
Very simple, effective and beautiful chord progressions! I'm making examples with The Count of Tuscany, Through Her Eyes, Hourglass (from Liquid Tension Experiment), Another Day, and I'm sure there are plenty others.
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