Small Chords, Modes, Retirement Plan

Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers questions from off of his Guitar Blog website…

Q: Are there some rules to chord voicings when you have 4 comping instruments, for example piano, bass and 2 guitars. What do you do to avoid a mess of chords?
– David

Q: I was reading that you could take the C Major scale and by starting on different notes within that scale create different modes. Like, if you started on a D note you’d create the D Dorian Mode, or if you start on E you’d create the E Phrygian mode. How does this work? Also, if I took the D Major Scale DEF#GABC#D and raised the 4th scale degree DEF#G#ABCD does this create the D Lydian Mode?
– Geoff

Q: I have been working as a musician for just over a year now. When I completed my tax return this year my accountant mentioned that I should start a retirement plan. Do you have any suggestions on how I should go about that, as I can see, you have been a musician a long time and probably have experience with this sort of thing.
– Kevin

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