EXAMPLES MIXOLYDIAN 3rds
EXAMPLE 11 The first note of each of the first two triads in this example is introduced by an approach-note from a semitone below. In bar 81, the first note (E) of the descending Am triad (A-C-E) is introduced by a chromatic note a semitone below. In Bar 82, the first note (D) of the descending G triad (G-B-D) is introduced by a scale note (C#), also a semitone below.
EXAMPLE 12 Finally, although this lesson is geared more towards the creation of mid-paced ideas, 3rds can also be used as the basis of fast ideas too. Bars 9192 feature a series of motifs comprising two consecutive 3rds (in other triads) played on the same string using a combination of fretting-hand legato and picking-hand tapping.