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Classic solo demonstrated in a couple of positions
Take your time and explore other possible places to play it.
I start on the 4th string.
This is a swiss army knife of chords.
If you are comfortable with this chord then give your self an M&M for doing the right thing.
Harmonics are strongest at the 12th, 7th and 5th Fret.
They can be heard elsewhere, but you have to work harder for it.
If on electric then you might need pickups that assist with this.
This lesson file shows 5 pentatonic shapes, referencing them as Major and minor.
Really nice solo by Ricki Malet. A great way for guitarists to discover new ideas on phrasing and timing.
This solo is primarily using the C minor Blues Scale with a few little tricks here and there.
From Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' album. A nice short acoustic piece that is really cool to play, and with a sweet ending.
If you want to learn this song, try and recognise the different picking patterns first. Get familiar with each pattern you find and then crack on with the song.
The bit that will catch you out is the 4th fret note (F#) on the D string. Got to reach it with your litle finger. Hell yeah!
Some useful shapes for the Major 7th chord: 1, 3, 5, 7
Dominant 7th Arpeggios based on the CAGED system.
Using the 3 notes per string concept to create a scale shape, within which you pick out the arpeggio for each starting interval.
This shape is starting from the third note in the scale and is therefore position 3.
These multi-octave arpeggios are great for testing your dexterity, understanding of the fretboard. The aim is to play the shape anywhere on the fretboard.
3 notes per string shapes allow you to find chords, melodic runs, arpeggios and other patterns, plus really fast solos!.
Finger Exercises designed to test the player that would call themselves intermediate.
The idea here is the same as with any exercise. It is accuracy and consistency before speed. How slow can you go?
Make sure you look at the fingering suggestions as shown in the stave.
Feel free to make your own patterns.
This Lesson File extends 3 Notes Per String Shape 1 - Triads.
View that if you haven't already.
To extend the chord to include the 11th interval, simply add the triad that would start from the 5th interval, 1,3,5,7,9,11.
Cool rhythm playing required for this song.
The transcript includes the bassline, so as a guitarist focus on strings 1- 3 for the rhythm and strings 4 - 6 for the bass line.