ExamplE EVA CASSIDY STYLE
This is a typical Eva device – an embellished G major chord with a melody moving on the higher strings. This is a great device for intros or endings as the melodic content creates more interest over a couple of bars as opposed to just picking a basic G major.
These quick hammer-ons were also a common feature of her style. This will require a really rapid hammer-on using the first finger on the fretting
hand; make sure it is timed correctly and powerful enough so that you retain the balance between the open string and fretted note.
Here is an example of the jazz influence on Eva’s playing – rather than just playing a C minor chord she would often add the 6th/13th (in this case) to create some tension on a chord, a sure sign of an artist who was aware of how harmony worked and what it could add to her arrangements.