EXAMPLES PLAYING TIPS
EXAMPLE 3 Our final two-notes-per-string idea is based around shape #4 and employs barre rolls, whereby the same finger is used to play consecutive notes
adjacent on strings at the same fret, as Greg Howe and richie Kotzen both do.
EXAMPLE 4 next, we look at ideas spanning two CAGED shapes. This one uses wide stretches and straddles shape #4 and #5, finishing in shape #5. each five- note motif is derived by playing every other note of a three-notes-per-string line, resulting in a 2-1-2 note configuration on each three-string group. EXAMPLE 5 This example also uses a three-notes-per-string approach (again, straddling CAGED shapes #4 and #5), but is the first one to employ picking-hand tapping. Here, a simple but effective three-note van Halen-style tapping motif is used on each string. note how, rhythmically, the notes are batched in groups of nine, leading to a less repetitive-sounding pattern. The last bend (on a picking-hand tap) extends into shape# 1 and should be supported on the same string by a bend at the 15th fret by the fretting hand.