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What does this mean?

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

  1. MarshallNole


    Dec 1, 2013
    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

    Feb 24, 2013
    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


    Dec 1, 2013
    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. then art is correct....root root octave octave b7 b7 5 5 is a very common blues pattern....
  5. MarshallNole


    Dec 1, 2013