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SIXTHS - 12 Keys - 4 String Sets

Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


Lesson #4670 gave examples in how to utilize sixths as double stops and melodic sounds.

Double stops.

All Down stroke

Melodic sounds.

DOWN on the lower string followed with UP on the upper string in eighth notes. Reverse and use DOWN on the upper string with Up on the lower string in eighth notes


DOWN on the lower string - Up on the upper string and DOWN on the Upper string to UP on the lower string. (Down - Up - Up - Down)

REARANGE Picking order.


DOWN on the upper string, UP on the lower string, UP on the lower string, DOWN on the upper string.

If in doubt what is intended check the prior lesson on SIXTHS #4670 pages 3, 4, and 5 will give you the illustration of what is intended.

The illustrations on lesson #4670 were all in the key of C. However, they did not start on the tonic, but did retain key relationship. For some of the viewers this would be examples in different modes.

The lesson was written the way the great majority of musicians, other than guitarists, view musical and technical musical patterns. They rarely mention modes except in passing.

It does not matter how you view the intervals of a sixth as long as they make sense to you the performer.

The prior lesson gave the fingering to be used. Continue with those fingering patterns in this lesson.

When working this lesson, utilize the alternating picking patterns previously given when playing the sixths as melodic patterns.