ExAmPLE3: taRGetinG the 3Rd
This third example targets the 3rd and uses the whammy bar to augment the phrases in a Jeff Beck style fashion. When playing over chord I (G7) the major 3rd (B) can be used to help state the major tonality. When playing over chord IV (C73) the minor 3rd can be used, (Bb) as the Bb functions as the minor 7th of C7. This switching between the major and minor 3rd in the blues is a classic trick and is great for helping the phrases to fit the chords. Plucking all the notes with the thumb provides a fat tone and the whammy bar adds an expressive quality to the notes.