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Timing and Note Value Alteration - Example 5a-c

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Timing and Note Value Alteration - Part 5 Tapping ... Timing and Note Value Alteration - Example 5d

First off, we have example 5a, where I have taken an E min pentatonic tapping lick (actually not strictly E pentatonic, since I’m starting off with F#, which is the major 2nd). Follow the advice given in the video about how to play it, and then just play it! The example is in 8 note triplets, and with 3 notes per string, this makes it a fairly easy lick to master rhythmically.

Then, in example 5b, I play the same thing in straight sixteen note triplets. A bit harder to get it flowing as it should. Remember, you must strive to free yourself of a licks inherit rhythm. As I Mentioned earlier in the video, most people get used to playing a certain lick, technique or sequence in a certain way, with a certain note value, fingering or technique. The trick is to break all those chains, and free up your improvisational abilities!

On to example 5c. This time the example is played with sixteen note triplets. Given the triplet nature of the fingering, it is once again easier to play it like this.

Okey then, got that down? Then move on to example 5d on the next page!