Ex­am­ple4 Mix­ing dou­ble-stops, oc­taves, chords and sin­gle-note lines

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

EThis idea be­gins with a sim­ple but ef­fec­tive G mi­nor idea based around a de­scend­ing line against a held os­ti­nato C note. The idea pro­gressed onto pos­si­bly the most known de­vice in Montgomery’s solo­ing arse­nal, the use of oc­taves stroked with the thumb, al­though in this ex­am­ple he pro­duces a mul­ti­lay­ered sound by bounc­ing be­tween ques­tion­ing oc­taves and an­swer­ing chord frag­ments. Th­ese ideas are sim­ple but hugely mu­si­cally ef­fec­tive.

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