Ex­am­ple6 SOLO

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

The back­ing chords sug­gest we’re in the key of G mi­nor (G-A-B- C-D-E- F), and sure enough the solo leans to­wards mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic, Blues scale, and the Ae­o­lian mode. Re­mem­ber the gui­tar is trans­posed down a tone to D stan­dard tun­ing, so it looks like A mi­nor. To keep things in­ter­est­ing there is a se­lec­tion of tech­niques on of­fer, start­ing with some uni­son bends played on the sec­ond and third strings; bend the third string to match the pitch of the sec­ond string. Af­ter the fol­low­ing mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic se­quence per­form the ham­mer-ons and pull-offs, then scoop your whammy bar to cre­ate a triplet rhythm. Next are some whammy-barred nat­u­ral har­mon­ics and a tapped lick, which de­scends the Ae­o­lian mode (1-2-- 4-5-- Fin­ish with a re­peat­ing six-note lick us­ing pick­ing on the third string and ham­mer-ons on the sec­ond string. There’s a lot go­ing on here so break it into chunks.

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