EXAMPLES TRIAD pairs
example 7 This example employs various five-string G and A triad inversions. each six-note melodic motif fits perfectly into the underlying sextuplet rhythm (six notes per beat). Here, we’re alternating between ascending one triad and descending the next. Again, like example 2, try constructing an example that features a reversal of this sequence, whereby you start with a descending tria3d followed by an ascending one. Technically, each triad is played either using a single down-stroke or a single upstroke, so you should concentrate on ‘framing’ each triad by focusing on the first note that is going to provide both a change in pick direction and the first note of a continuous sweep.
example 8 Finally, we’re employing six-string triad shapes. Again, each represents a different inversion of either G or A. We start in CAGed shape 5 and shift laterally up the neck to shape 1 more than an octave higher.