Example NYLON STRING PIECE
E[Solo: Bars 20 & 21] The solo starts in bars 20 and 21 with a classical style rolling pattern over three string shapes that create the sound of a Dmadd9, an E7b9 and an E7. Hold these down as ‘shapes’ and I suggest using ‘p’ on the third string, ‘i’ on the second and ‘m’ on the first. Once you’ve sorted the technical aspect of playing the phrase, try using dynamics in your picking hand as this will bring feel and emotion to the part. [Bars 22-25] This section starts with an Am scale (A B C D E F G) lick over the Am chord. Make sure the timing of this is accurate. The lick’s penultimate note is F# which marks the major 3rd of the D9/F# chord over which it’s played. Bar 24 sees an ascending 3rds phrase over the Fmaj7 chord. Although used in many styles, the way this is played (and the Fmaj7 to Bm7b5 chords underneath) gives a kind of Spanish feel. Note how the simple use of the grace note D to to the F at the start of bar 25 adds to this feel. The sextuplet arpeggios on beats 3 and 4 of bar 25 are probably best played with ‘p’, ‘i’ and ‘m’ as indicated, and need to be played evenly, with the shapes held down. [Bars 26- 30] An E7 arpeggio (E G# B D) begins these final bars; think ‘feel’ when you play this! The phrasing of the simple Am based line in bars 27 and 28 need to be placed accurately. The final lick incorporates open strings and is an Amadd9 arpeggio. Again, I’ve included picking hand fingering suggestions for this, but use what feels most comfortable to you.