STUDY Legato Chop builder ...CONTINUED
Examples 8f to 8i illustrate a selection of single-string E major ‘cell’ ideas (E F# G# A B C# D#) and your job is to take each pattern through the scale in ascending and descending forms. The study ends with a Satriani-esque legato flurry. The trick here is to keep the rhythm constant and defined. There is a natural tendency to rush these ideas but this can sound scrappy and uncontrolled, so ensure those 16ths are clearly accented and rhythmically positioned.