Polyphoneek Lesson 12 – Major 7 Arpeggio With Tap & Legato Run

Lesson 12 – Major 7 Arpeggio With Tap & Legato Run This lesson begins with an arpeggio over two string that repeats over three octaves. The arpeggio in question is […]

Lesson 12 – Major 7 Arpeggio With Tap & Legato Run

This lesson begins with an arpeggio over two string that repeats over three octaves. The arpeggio in question is a G major 7 arpeggio. This consists of G, B, D and F# and in this case all played in sixteenth notes. We start with our first finger on the low F# at the second fret of the low E string and hammer on to the G at the third fret using our second finger. Then again using our first finger, we fret the B at the second fret of the A string and hammer on using our little finger to the D at the fifth fret of the A string. We then repeat this pattern on octave higher starting at the F# at the fourth fret of the D string, then again another octave higher at the seventh fret of the A string, except when we reach the D at the tenth fret of the high E string we use our second finger on our picking hand to tap the F# at the fourteenth fret of the high E string. We then pull off down to the D at the tenth fret, and again to the seventh fret before hammering on from nowhere to the G note at the eighth fret of the B string.

lesson 12 - maj 7 arps with tap and legato - page 1

We now have a quick descending legato lick in triplets that re-descends every 3 notes. We start at the D on the tenth fret of the E string, pulling off down through C and B and the eighth and seventh frets. We then re-descend by pulling off from the C to the B, then down a to the A at the tenth fret of the B string. Now we go back to the B at the seventh fret of the E string and then down the A and pull of the G at the eight fret, before finally bending up from the A at the tenth fret of the B string up a tone to B and adding a wide vibrato.

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