Ex­am­plES per­mu­ta­tions of four-note units

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON | CREATIVE ROCK -

(Bars 1-4) The first two bars of the solo are used as a melodic set-up rather than just charg­ing straight in to the ex­am­ples. Bars 3 and 4 fea­ture an ascending se­ries of arpeg­gios: the notes of each are played fol­low­ing a 4-1-2-3 note-se­quence. Here, apart from the black and grey notes, we’re also em­ploy­ing some of the white notes shown in di­a­gram 1 in or­der to pro­duce a fin­ger­ing that is both prac­ti­cal and con­sis­tent through­out.

(Bars 5-6) This sec­ond ex­am­ple is based around a 2-1-4-3 unit, which is played on each of the top five strings of the four-notes-per-string C Ma­jor scale pat­tern de­lin­eated by the black and grey notes in di­a­gram 1 (here, in a de­scend­ing fash­ion). rhyth­mic vari­a­tion al­lows us to pro­duce a melody that sounds nat­u­ral; how­ever, due to the in­her­ent mu­si­cal logic of the un­der­ly­ing con­cept (2-1-4-3 on each string), there is a sense of co­he­sion through­out.

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