GP reader Eric Vandenberg sent in this choice morsel. “This
is a fun string-skipping exercise in the key of E minor,” he
says. “The key to get this to work is that you need to pay
close attention to which notes are picked (i.e. starting with
an upstroke) and which are hammered. The hammer-ons
give you an opportunity to move your pick to the next
string. It might take a while to memorize the whole thing,
but the actual sequence isn’t complicated, and if you start
out very slow and then speed it up gradually, it will be a nice
exercise to improve your string-skipping skills. Have fun!”
If you need a dreamy, swirly repeating figure in a tune, try this
chordal tapping treasure. Hold a D chord with your fretting hand,
and trace that same D triangle shape with your tapping hand 12
frets up. Every time
you pull off from a tap,
add the sus4 G with
your fretting hand
pinky. Slather some
delay and maybe a
phaser on this and see
what happens. Uh huh.
One of our many GP amici from Italy, Daniele Bonadei, submitted the following Quick
Lick. “This Mixolydian run can be played over a D7 or Em chord” he explains. “These
notes can also be grouped in triplets to change the feel. The repetition of the same
three notes per string gives the idea of more notes flying by than you’re actually playing.”
Although it says to play it as fast as possible, this will still sound cool at a slow
tempo. Bravo, ragazzo!
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