Magazine article Guitar Player

Groovebo

Magazine article Guitar Player

Groovebo

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THIS IS THE THIRD OF FOUR columns on incorporating two-handed tapping techniques into groove playing. A reminder about some of the specialized symbols: The circled L's and R's indicate percussive slaps executed by the left and right hands; a circled "Ra" means a percussive slap with the right-hand 1st finger, while "Rb" indicates a percussive slap with the right hand's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers. As always, the diamond-headed notes represent harmonics.

The first bar of Ex. 1 consists mostly of percussive slaps; the few actual notes are from the E minor pentatonic scale. The rest of the example uses minor and major seventh intervals. Make sure you get a "thud" sound for the X's, as opposed to specific notes.

In Ex. 2 the left hand plays a C and G drone, while the right hand does most of the movement. In bar 4 the drone is broken by a left-hand shift to G and B[??], which sets up the repeat of the pattern.

For the harmonics at the top of Ex. …

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