EXAMPLE15 HANK MARVIN: CHROMATIC ROCK N’ ROLL LICKS
Chromaticism is a big part of the rock and roll and rockabilly guitar style, and Hank is great at laying down authentic Cliff Gallup-style solos. Notice how the syncopated chromatic slide phrase is repeated but on lower strings in bars 3 and 4. Like all great players, Hank’s phrasing is always impeccable, whether soloing, riffing or playing melodies. At this brisk tempo it’s important to use alternate eighth-note picking to ensure a tight, rhythmic delivery.