TO SCALE OR
NOT TO SCALE
Brian Davidson sent in this little morsel. “The pattern is mostly two fretted notes followed by an open string,” he says. “Let the fretted
and open notes overlap wherever possible for a harp-like sound. As written, it’s in C major—or F Lydian—so theoretically it works
over any chord in the key of C. Change the Fs to F#s to play it over chords in G major. Keep the F#s, change the Cs to C#s, and it works
over chords in D major, etc. Once you’re familiar with it, you can start on any note and play it in one-octave sections, G to G. A to A,
etc. Also, try building little sequences of notes, as in 123, 234, 345, and so on.”
WHO’S YOUR DADGAD?
Laurence Juber was cool enough to show us some DADGAD tricks when he stopped by the office. “One thing
that’s interesting about DADGAD is the symmetrical stuff,” he said as he cruised through the first half of this.
It’s all about the 4th fret on one string and the 7th fret on the next lowest string, with open strings thrown
in for good measure. Let everything ring—don’t bump into any open strings. “You can also move it up here,”
he continued, as he executed the second half, a similar move in the ninth position. Chimey!
MOTHER TRUCKER’S TURNAROUND
Josh Zee of the Mother Truckers demoed a bunch of cool country-
fried blues licks when his band was last in town, including this
chicken-pickin’ party. Flatpick the triplets but keep them mostly
muted with either your right or left hand. Snap the high notes with
your ring finger and then slide into the next position from below. Keep
it super greasy and squawky. The licks will work over the changes as
written, or you can play each lick twice for a more traditional turnaround.
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