Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

wL baLr trEadb/iA­tional noeow are­oewe usoe­ing

theLw­hole for a more blues-rock Pen­ta­tonic lick ith a oeribn/Ag

skoeips, buoet twist. not only sEt re­peated lick starts to

dis­placeEoedb/(As­tarts be­come rhyth­mi­cally on a dif­fer­ent part of the each time)

half&beats as it is ten 16th-notes (or five eighth-notes) long and, there­fore, takes two and a to com­plete. When try­ing to play fig­ures like this, it’s im­por­tant not to be­come rhyth­mi­cally cut adrift, so make sure that you can tap your foot through­out. If you find it dif­fi­cult to do this, try build­ing the sec­tion up slowly by practising the notes in

L LL L LLL LLL L LL L LL Lthoeen each beat first (to a metronome) and try to com­bine those beats as you steoead­ily inch your way across the sec­tion.

This rep­re­sents a sim­pli­fied version of ex 6. Here, only one unit (1-2-3) is em­ployed through­out. It is yet an­other ex­am­ple of how it is pos­si­ble to play an equiv­a­lent fig­ure in adjacent scale po­si­tions. like ex 6, this sec­tion (and the ones that fol­low it) could have been played just us­ing the fret­ting hand; how­ever, it’s shown here played us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of pick­ing and fret­ting-hand tap­ping so that it links smoothly with the sec­tions that fol­low it.


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