The guitar being a "graphic" instrument offers
an almost unlimited supply of shapes.
Containing as little as 2 notes to 10 or more,
fingerboard shapes are a powerful device for
improvisers. This lick for
C dom 7
uses descending "X" shapes. Play the first two
notes as pickups with the A note being on the
downbeat of one. After some 4th interval
shapes for the next 6 notes, you can clearly
see the "X" shapes begin in groups of 6 notes.
Lines similar to this can also sound good as
8th-note-triplets. Use the Riff loop & tempo
control to slow the tab to your skill level.
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