Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Video -

[Bars 13-24] The melody used at the end of bar 13 is a cracker, and well worth ex­am­in­ing. Bar 14 and 15 fea­ture some uni­son bends. These are cre­ated by fret­ting the note in­di­cated in the tab on the sec­ond string, and then bend­ing the note on the third string to the same pitch. Bar 16 fea­tures the use of great dy­nam­ics. Blues- guitar play­ers of ten var y how sof t or hard they play each phrase to add feel­ing and va­riet y. The mid­dle of the phrase in bar 16 is played with a ver y light pick­ing-hand touch. Bar 20 fea­tures some ideas played in shape 1 of A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic, only this time they are played up one oc­tave from our orig­i­nal po­si­tion rooted at the 5th fret – here, we’re 12 frets higher, at the 17th. Even with a sim­ple mi­nor blues like this, see how much va­riet y Bernie is bring­ing to the solo.

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