Rhythm Guitar ideas No.2
The chord progression for this exercise is:
|| Emaj7 | Amaj7 | Emaj7 | F#m7 B7 | C#m7 | C#m7 || G#m7 | F#m7 ||
The ideas are based on arpeggios and inversions of the original chords. Bass runs, octaves and fills are used.
- Initially an E chord is played, then the root note on the 5th string is flattened from E to Eb. This introduces the major seventh of the chord. During the second half of this bar a bass run goes up the E major scale from its sixth note (C#) to the root note of the chord (E). Then the full chord is strummed.
- In bar two the chord is strummed then octaves played on the seventh and root of the chord. It ends with A6 at the second fret.
- Bar one is repeated.
- The fourth bar starts with a roll down F#m7 and then an inversion of B7, a passing C#m7 and then another B7.
- Hammer-ons and pull-offs are used on the C#m7. Then octaves play the root and minor seventh of the chord.
- The sixth bar starts as the previous one. Then the first three strings are barred aat the eighth fret. The barre slides fairly swiftly between the eighth and ninth frets. Each of the three strings are struck.
- Pairs of notes on adjacent strings are played going down the G# Pentatonic minor scale.
- Finally, the F#m7 chord is played with a hammer on to its 5th. Then there are sixth intervals.