Guitar Techniques - - LESSON: CREATIVE ROCK -


L LexAm­pLe 4 Although you may think of a ma­jor 7th arpeg­gio as hav­ing four notes, it’ll have five notes if you go from root to root (in this case, we have Cmaj7 com­pris­ing the fol­low­ing notes: 1 3 5 7 1

C E G B C like the pre­vi­ous ex­am­ple, this one is played us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of le­gato tech­niques but, rhyth­mi­cally, must be played as 16th-note triplets. ex Am­pLe 5 This ex­am­ple uses the same string-pair cell hat was em­ployed

LLL LL Lover three oc­taves in Ex1, only, this time, we are as­cend­ing and us­ing dif­fer­ent forms of ar­tic­u­la­tion: the com­bi­na­tion of pick­ing and fret­ting-hand taps, as well as bends, all con­spire to give an ef­fect that is rem­i­nis­cent of key­board player Jan Ham­mer (mainly due to the ab­sence of attack due to no pick­ing). ex­Am­pLe 6 Here’s an­other ex­am­ple of this Jan Ham­mer-style ap­proach. Again, we are us­ing the same A mi­nor pen­ta­tonic cell on each string-pair as Ex1 and Ex5; only, this time, over two oc­taves only.

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