Sonic shapes create runs with geometrical and numerical patterns.
- First decide on the notes / scale etc. on which you would like to develop a run.
- Next, find these notes all over the instrument.
- Then find a route through.
The following examples are based on the C major scale.
Here are the notes of the C major scale on all strings up to the 12th fret.
Now find a route geometric shape that connects the notes across, down or up the guitar. This could simply be a straight line up one string.
Once you have a route you can apply numerical patterns, as with the major scale runs.
For example, you could progress up the diagonal route with:
This idea can be developed to create sonic triangles.
For example, only using the third and fourth strings and starting at the fifth fret we would have:
There are many possibilities and variations.
© Carlos Thrale 2014