Ex­am­ple5 Oc­tave slides

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

While we’re hold­ing the oc­tave door open, how about this ex­am­ple in F mi­nor

Ab-Bb- Eb) that uses a com­bi­na­tion of F Do­rian (F-G- C-D- and F mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic

Ab-Bb- Eb) scale (F- C- in oc­taves and heav­ily us­ing slides to get be­tween the notes. Wes con­fig­ures his fin­ger­ing for oc­taves into strings 1-3, 2-4, 3-5 and so on, chang­ing the dis­tance be­tween the fingers from three frets to two once he gets across the sec­ond-string tun­ing asym­me­try. Your big­gest ob­sta­cle here is not so much the notes but in mut­ing the un­wanted neigh­bour­ing open strings. Use the top of the finger­print por­tion of your fin­ger, rather than the tip to fret the notes as the over­lap­ping part will mute the strings out­side of your cho­sen oc­tave shape along with the un­re­quired string jump in-be­tween.

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