EXAMPLES NOTE SHAPES ...CONTINUED
This final example employing a two -note entity, is arranged in a (0-2) configuration on each string-pair. like Ex2 and Ex3, it is based around a perfect 4th interval, only here it’s played on a single string each time using a wide stretch of the fretting hand. Example 6 This is the first of three example using three-note entities in a (1-2) configuration on each string-pair, and use the notes of an A minor triad – A-C-E). It is reminiscent of Steve Vai and, depending on the tempo, can be played using a combination of sweeps and legato, and even a slide using the first finger when travelling from one note to the other on the third string. ex Ample 7 This example is just one possible variation on the configuration used in Ex6; it demonstrates the sort of idea that can be played if one experiments, rather than playing up and down each shape in full each time. Example 8 And yet another musical variation of the same A minor triad note-configuration as used in the previous two examples. Example 9 The previous examples saw the three notes of an A minor triad arranged in a (1-2) note-configuration (A-C-E). As mentioned earlier, it is possible to create different inversion of the same note configuration, by taking the same approach from a different note each time. So, in this case, following a (1-2) configuration, the notes of an A minor triad can be arranged as follows on each of the three different string-pairs: (A-C-E), (C-E-A), (E-A-C). This example is based around the second of the above configurations, and finished off with a simple minor melody in the second bar.