EXAMP LE 1 Our first section features a series of ascending three-stringed arpeggios: in bar 2, each four-note motif comprises three fretting hand tapped notes followed by a picking hand tap (see diagrams above). This should really hammer home the need for each finger of the fretting hand to be strong, even (for timing reasons) and purposeful, which often entails descending from quite a height to the fretboard. EXAMP LE 2 Here, the same three-stringed arpeggio shapes are used in quite a different way. In bar 7, each motif is 12 notes long and, as it is played to a 32nd-note count, it is rhythmically displaced, which makes it less predictable for the listener (each motif would normally be played to a 16thnote triplet count). In the transcription, note the use of the fourth finger to shift positions from one arpeggio to another.