5-NoTe STRING-pAIR CeLLS
L LexAmpLe 7 This is the first of two examples that feature five-note stringpair cells that follow a 3-2 configuration. Here, the same five-note A minor pentatonic cell is treated differently in each octave (on each string pair). Also, note the use of accents in order to add rhythmic expression. exAmpLe 8 Again, here, the cell is treated differently each octave. This particular cell comprises the following notes: 1 2 b3
A B C 4 D 5 E
LexAmpLe 9 (1-4) The string-pair cell used in each octave of this example also comprises notes of the A minor pentatonic; however, here it follows a 1-4 note-configuration, executed using a combination of picking and frettinghand taps. Again, concentrate on keeping the notes to an even 16th-note triplet count throughout. Ideas like this sound great whether you play them flat out like a machine gun; or slow them right down and add bends, vibrato and as much feel as you can muster!