STUDY 6 Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs with String Skipping
This time we introduce string skipping, maintaining the two-notes-per-string feel from the pentatonics example. This is our way to incorporate arpeggios into blues or pentatonic-based vocabulary. Examples 6a- c switch between a blues scale based sequential idea (R b3 4 b5 5 b7) followed by the same pattern relocated slightly to spell out the notes of a major arpeggio while keeping the same picking, pull- offs, hammer- ons and identical rhythmic bounce. The final example, 6d, takes the arpeggio idea one stage further by spelling out a harmonic sequence in the key of B minor.