Ex­am­ple1 Two-part con­trary mo­tion lines

Guitar Techniques - - LEARN­ING ZONE -

While the note con­tent is ex­cel­lent, be­gin­ning with a series of di­min­ished tri­ads and in­ter­val­lic ideas based around the A Half-Whole sym­met­ri­cal scale (R-

Bb- #2-3-#4-5-6- be­fore switch­ing to the E al­tered (E-F-F#-G#- B#-D) and fi­nally re­solv­ing to A ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (R-2-3-5-6), the unique fea­ture here is the over­lap­ping as­cend­ing and de­scend­ing lines in bar 3. I’ve in­cluded fin­ger­ing sug­ges­tions, so be sure to try these out first be­fore ex­plor­ing other op­tions.

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