ExampleS MIXOLYDIAN 6THS
Exam ple 4 In the second half of this example, we see country-style doublestop 6th shapes in which each note is played separately. The notes are subdivided into a series of three-note motifs, each comprising a ‘low-note + high-note + low-note’ configuration. These three-note motifs are taken up along the length of the guitar neck (lateral motion) employing positional-shift slides on the lower string (in this case, the third). Although the transcription shows the latter section played using hybrid picking, you can just use the pick.
Exam ple 5 Bar 19 of this example features a rhythmically displaced version of the ascending three-note motif employed in the previous example. In example 4, the highest note of each three-note figure (the second note) was placed on the downbeat, whereas here it’s the first note (low note) of the same threenote motif that is placed on the down-beat.