ExAmPLE1: Root biased soloinG
This first example is a good demonstration of using the root note (G, shown with a squared R above the tab) as a home base to start and finish phrases. The root can also be targeted for use on the strong beats within a phrase. Great bluesman like BB King favour targeting the root nNotAe thYeOir it is easy to hear the influence here. The high root note punctuation point in bar 8 is a BB trademark and is most effective. This example was performed with a clean tone and a fingerstyle picking approach, but this part will
with the pick, should you wish.