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self harmonizing

Sean Kelly (1525) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 90
Pages: 1

This little finger excercise teaches a trick Im currently learning to do some beatles-esque or even classical sounding guitar solos, and its great to get your fingers in unconventional positions. By learning a major scale up and down with a major or minor 3rd added (every note of the scale played with two fingers) you can make lines that sound multi-tracked. Try this Ab major scale with the harmony thrown in. For ascending the scale shown I recommended fingerings: (marked note/harmony per string)
2/1 4/2
3/1 2/1 4/3
3/1 2/1 4/3
2/1 3/2 3/4 3/4
2/1 3/1 4/3
These fingerings seem to me to be the best for learning the scale fast in both directions- so with practice you should be able to play this nearly as fast as a regular major scale, and add a killer sound to a lot of parts. Then you can learn to arpeggiate this way or harmonize against another tone than the 3rd.
self harmonizing