Clapton, Boston, and the Beatles used this guitar trick

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Friend,

Goooood mornin.

How are you?

I feel kind of “meh” this morning, but I plan
to hit the gym and that usually gives me
a new energy for the day.

What can I share with you today in the world of
guitar?

I was just playing an old favorite this morning:
Badge, by Cream.

We used to play this one with the band and I would wail
the solo note for note that Clapton improvised at
the Rainbow concert.

Fun stuff.

Anyway, the bridge part reminds me of an interesting
musical idea. Here it is:

Play the bass note of a chord, then two
other notes in the chord seperately,
so you have a 3 note melody.

Then repeat it a few times, but change
the bass note each time.

For example, take a D chord. Play
the open D string, then the A note
on the 2nd fret of the G string, then
the D note on the 3rd fret of the B string.

Repeat it, but instead of playing the open
D, play a low C on the 3rd fret of the A string.

Repeat it again, but use the B on the 2nd fret
of the A string as your bass note.

Finally, repeat it again, but use the G on the
3rd fret of the low E string as your bass note.

So you have this:

————————————————————–
————3————–3—————3—————–3
——–2————-2—————2—————–2—–
—0———————————————————-
—————–3————–2—————————–
————————————————–3———–

This is a classic technique also seen in
other tunes, such as “More Than a Feelin” by Boston.

The Beatles also used this technique a lot.

Try it with different chords such as A or E.

The cool thing is, you can use it on any chord you want –
minor chords… whatever.

Try using it on multiple chords in a row.
It’s a lot of fun for creating new , cool guitar riffs and licks.

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By the way, I thought I’d send you this idea today instead of something
bluesy because we have lots of blues ideas coming from
Sol on the new blog.

https://www.bluesmasterclass.com/blog/?p=5

We’ll have have more blues lessons for you next week,
so stay tuned.

Rock on,

Claude Johnson

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