Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Video -

[ Bar 1] Don’t for­get we’re in DADGAD tun­ing – it will make all the dif­fer­ence! You’ll see the first ex­am­ple of or­na­men­ta­tion here, as Thomas quickly sounds the G# ( vir­tual 4th fret, due to 2nd fret capo, fourth string) be­fore he plays the F# on beat three. It’s very brief, which makes it dif­fi­cult to ex­e­cute. [ Bar 2] And here is a ham­mer- on from nowhere onto the G# ( vir­tual 4th fret, fourth string). Re­mem­ber, you’ll need a strong fret­ting hand to make this note sound as dy­nam­i­cally even as the picked notes.

[ Bar 15] There are some rhyth­mic shenani­gans to watch out for here; in this case, the ‘ ham­mer- on from nowhere’ bass note on the ‘ and’ of beat one onto the G# ( vir­tual 4th fret, sixth string). [ Bar 16] And more rhyth­mic trick­ery to ne­go­ti­ate here, as you must pluck the bass note ( open sixth string) twice, both on and off beat one. As if that wasn’t enough, there is a triplet on the melody at the end of this bar – break these sec­tions down and learn each one be­fore putting them to­gether.

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