Miniseries #004 - 09 Take this Hammer + 7th Chords and Backup Discussions IX

Monday, May 11, 2009


Miniseries #004, Take this Hammer + 7th Chords and Backup Discussions IX



Hi Everybody,

We can use this picking pattern and its transitions with any 4th string position chord.
We can use any of the twelve 4th string position chords and transition any of them with this sequence of notes.

We can also slide into these 4th position chords by doing the slide on the count of 1. When sliding on the count of 1, we will have to do our sliding quite rapidly to get to the next chord with good timing. A little practice and it will fall into place.

The same holds true with this sliding transition as in the first way we did it. We can use this sliding action on the count of 1 to transition between all twelve of the 4th position chords.

Happy Sliding!

David

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