hank marvin: mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic solo­ing style

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Guitar Techniques - - INSTRUMENTALS -

Hank’s so­los have al­ways been firmly rooted in the rock and roll style of his he­roes: scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup and James Bur­ton. Just s his sound an un­canny abil­ity to make melodies ‘sing’ on the gui­tar were fully formed by the time The shadows re­leased Apache in 1960, so was his al­ready ac­com­plished solo­ing style. No­tice how the use of the sig­na­ture whammy bar vi­brato in bars 2 and 6 mark even a fairly stan­dard rock and roll solo with the in­deli­ble stamp of Mr Marvin. Hank gen­er­ally opts for the ‘one-fin­ger-per-fret’ ap­proach to main­tain po­si­tion in tricky pas­sages.

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