#1
Sorry if i posted in the wrong section. Im trying to understand reading and how to play the chords.
I was reading in the lessons section and came across this;

| ALL TOP ALL TOP / ALL TOP ALL TOP |
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

ALL= all strings
TOP= playing the root

Now i get this...

Em Gmaj Dmaj Amaj
| 1 & 2 & / 3 & 4 & | 5 & 6 & / 7 & 8 & |

If i had a song like this for example, would the same still apply? playing the root after each chord and repeating until you come to the next chord then again repeat?


Em (1 & 2 &???) C G D
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
Em C G B
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
Em C G D
On holiday
#2
Listen to the song, and you should be able to tell if he does that or not.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
#3
Quote by food1010
Listen to the song, and you should be able to tell if he does that or not.


this
#4
Oh so im assuming its not for all songs, how would you read lyrics with chords then?
Just play the chord at each word??

Em C G D
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
Em C G B
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
Em C G D
On holiday