EXAMPLE18 Final workouT
This final example is based on a regular 12-bar shuffle blues in C major; the very antithesis of the musical gymnastics normally associated with economy and sweep picking! As you can hear economy picking can sound extremely effective in this context, making the introduction of double-time phrasing (bars 17-18) quite effortless. The head is based around triplet phrasing which employs some semi-barres on the first two beats (remember to use finger rolling here to keep your delivery clean). The tune is also lightly palm muted on the full mix but this is entirely optional – you may prefer to play it without.