Ex­am­plE10 over­toneS, blueS and bendS

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON|LEARNING ZONE -

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.

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