Sunday, April 12, 2009

Whetting Your Appetite with Pentatonics

Let's begin Six String Geek with a fun little pentatonic lick.

The interesting thing about this line is the use of a double-string technique to add a funky single-note counterpoint, giving it an upbeat country-blues feel.

Here's how it sounds:


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The line is in Am and accents the root (A), which is played on the 5th fret of the high-E string. I'm playing this line using a pick, while using my ring finger to play the counterpoint.

Here's the tab below. Click to view.



Enjoy.

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