Ex­am­ple1 neo-clas­si­cal­rhythm

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Th­is­firs­tex­am­ple­fea­tures­some­livelyshuf­fle(triplet)rhythm­sthatwill re­quire­anadeptswitch­from­chord­stos­in­glenoteswith­out­losin­gany mo­men­tum.Makesurethaty­ouare­clear­as­towhich­note­sand­chord­sare palm-mute­dor­played­nor­mally.Wherey­ouseenote-head­sascrosses,th­ese aredampe­dratherthan­muted.

With­mut­ed­notes,you­canstill­hearthep­itcheven­thoughthenotes have­been­madetosound­more­sub­duedand­stac­cato,where­as­damped notes­sig­ni­fied­by­cross­es­fornote-head­sjust­sound­per­cus­sive­withno dis­cerniblepitch,an­dare­pro­duced­byusin­ga­com­bi­na­tionof­palm-mut­ing inthep­ick­ing­han­dand­nothold­ingthenote(s)down­ful­ly­with­the­fret­ting hand(the­fret­ting­hand­main­tain­scon­tactwith­thestring(s)but­doesn’thold dow­nanynote­sa­tall).

Note­how­po­ten­tial­ly­complex­chords,suchasE/G#,ar­ere­duced­tothe ba­reessen­tials(in­this­case,twonotes)in­order­tocre­ates­parse­form­sthat sound­di­rectand­punchy.

TheG#oandBoattheend­oftheB­sec­tionare,ba­si­cally,jus­tashort­hand nor­mal­ly­haveaminor3rd(1,b3andb5),but­thishas­beenomit­te­di­norder toavoidthick­eningand­mud­dy­ingth­e­sound.

Thedi­rec­tion‘DCalCoda’means­gob­ack­tothe­be­gin­ningand­playun­til in­struct­ed­to­move­tothe­coda.Fi­nally,ify­ouwant­to­prac­ti­seim­pro­vis­ing over­this­pro­gres­sion,ithas­been­de­signed­sothaty­ou­canuseAHar­monic Mi­northrough­out,treat­ingthenote­soft­he­p­arentalAm­triad(A,CandE)as the­main­note­sof­mu­si­cal­grav­ity(rest):AHar­mon­icMi­nor: A BCD E F G# 1 2b3 4 5b67

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