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Octaves are played on the guitar by simply playing two notes of the same value but from different registers together. The shapes of the octaves in this lesson look nearly identical to power chords. By adding distortion, the movement of octaves up and down the A and G strings is a creative way to add variety and an almost vocal-like quality to your rock rhythm playing. With this example, let's take a look at the use of moving octaves in the style of Daron Malakian (System of a Down.)
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