ExAmplE6 lenny Breau style
lenny Breau’s technique of combining harmonics with regular fretted notes made a big impression on Greene. Almost all of his solo arrangements have a little of this approach in there somewhere – often as a rubato intro or
but also integrated in the main body of a melody or sequence and consequently played in tempo. The trick here is to play all of the regular fretted notes with the third or fourth finger of the picking hand, leaving the harmonics to the thumb, tracing the node 12 frets higher than the fretted note with the pointed first finger. You may benefit from actually seeing this in action, so I’d urge you to check out the master lenny Breau on YouTube, or have a look at Ted Greene’s website (www.tedgreene.com).