Pen­ta­tonic blues-rock mo­tif

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

See in the first two bars how I have used the same eighth-note, 16thnote triplet rhythm idea. Dur­ing the first three beats of bars 1 and 2 the triplets are the same notes - A-F#-E in bar 1 and E-D-B in bar 2. The only note that dif­fers is the one found on each eighth-note down­beat. On pa­per this looks al­most too sim­ple. But when you try it up to speed you may find it tricky. I have given my fin­ger­ing, in­volv­ing only three fin­gers, but feel free to amend. This lick uses Bm Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A) through­out; the point be­ing to show how T chang­ing just one note can cre­ate move­ment. Look at the ‘down’ beat notes to see how in bar 1 they are B-DA-F# and in bar 2 F#-A-E-D; this pat­tern gives the idea its shape.

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