EXAMPLE 5 PICKING DYNAMIC AND VOLUME SWELLS
The dynamic markings indicate where your picking should be hard or soft. When ‘vol’ appears above a crescendo marking then this is where you increase the signal of a sustained note by turning up your guitar’s volume control (start with your guitar’s volume set halfway). Alternatively, use a volume pedal to create the same effect. For ideas on how to practice dynamic picking, see the techniques box out on page 14.