Monday, December 17, 2007

Jazzy little progression

Here's a fun little jazzy guitar progression I've been messing around with.It incorporates lots of useful chord shapes. Note the Freddie Green Style comping on the eighth notes uses downstrokes and stacatto.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Guitar Exercise - Pinky Workout

This is a great little guitar exercise to get your pinky finger strength more in line with your other fretting fingers. The exercise consists of 16th notes across several strings. You'll notice in the video that I don't strictly alternate pick. Rather I employ a technique known as economy picking. In this case when I switch strings I use an upstroke because I am moving up the neck vertically.

Melodic Lick

A little melodic lick that I thought sounded cool. Note that the first group of notes are muted. This creates a contrast with the remaning unmuted notes and gives the lick some more dymnamic range.