ExamplE10 overtoneS, blueS and bendS
lang has got quite an inventive way with harmonics and this example showcases one such approach. The trick to this example is to play the openstring harmonics fairly loudly and allow this note to ring on and spill into the following single-note lines, providing a sense of both call and response and also giving the illusion of two instruments playing at the same time. There are some single-string arpeggios ideas in bars 5 and 6, followed by some semitone bluesy bending in bar 7 to conclude and you’re done. Hope you’ve enjoyed this look into the style of one of the true founding fathers of jazz guitar.