EXAMPLE 4 eddie cochran
This example showcases a single-note riff used by rock‘n’roll and surf bands alike. Simply slide your finger from a semitone below the target note. Punk bands would go onto adopt a similar idea for their riffs. For the open E riff in bar 24 the fretting hand can reach down to depress the whammy bar as it is not required to fret a note. This use of the fretting hand to manipulate the bar allows the picking hand to go about its business unhindered.