Now put lesson 8,9,and 10 together and improvise, click the text to here exemple.
The very blue tone… somewhere between minor and major. This bend sounds best if you just pitch the tone a half note, or play it with a feeling like the music from East witch often has quarter tones in the music, not like our traditional 7 tone scale(do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti.) + 5 half or semi tones. A bit theory: The E-major chord is do, mi, so: E, G#, H. The E-minor: E, G, H.
This bend presented is G bent up to G#. Click the pictures for inspiration.
Another way to take an E7-chord, strum or improvise string by string. Check out Fogerty: ‘Born on the bayou’.
T = Thumb
P = Pointing finger
F = Flippin’ the birds finger
R = Ring finger
L = Little finger
Two string rhythm playing, on the pictures the four first strings are crossed with a red cross. Use the hand and the rest of the fingers to keep ‘em silent. The thickest string can ring and need no left hand finger, the red spot is outside the fret board. Rhythm guitar is everything, if you listen carefully at the example the metronome can be heard in the background. It’s a god thing to practise with a metronome, drum-machine or some thing else that gives a nice groove. Strumming with the rhythm that the driver makes…
L-finger on 2d string and 2d fret gives the chord E6, important tone in rock’n’roll. Why these numbers after the chords? The Italians have this phrase: “do” “re” “mi” “fa” “so” “la” “ti” “do”, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. If E is number 1 and called, in this case, do, then C# is “la”, the 6th tone! If you take the E chord and add a D-tone then you got E7, the chord E plus “ti” the 7th tone. (The theory is simplified)
Click the pictures for sound file, in the end the tremolo-arm is used on the stratocoaster.