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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by MarshallNole, Apr 3, 2014.


  1. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole Supporting Member

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    RR high RR b7 b7 55

    What does that mean and how do you play it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

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    Context... ? (Where did you see this...?)

    But I'll take a stab...

    Root - Root - Octave - Octave - flat-7 - flat 7 - 5 - 5

    but what do I know - it's just a guess...
     
  3. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole Supporting Member

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    Got it from Carol Kaye website.

    BEGINNING PICK PLAYING EXERCISES. Start playing just quarter notes for awhile. Pat your left foot, and just play downbeat notes at a medium tempo. Then play down and upbeat notes, 8th notes, get used to that feel, always on the same note while patting your foot. Now slow the tempo down a little and play an 8th-note blues pattern, skipping around the strings: RR high RR b7 b7 55, playing lightly on the downbeats, letting gravity do the work, but you have to work a little hard at the upbeat notes (going against gravity), keep it soft for a long time until your hand gets used to this action.
     
  4. Jim Campbell

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    then art is correct....root root octave octave b7 b7 5 5 is a very common blues pattern....
     
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  6. MarshallNole

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