Instructional: Electric rhythm/lead parts for ballads.

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As requested by Bryan Jackson, Rhythm/Lead parts in a Hendrix ballad feel. Basically the deal is moving chord-shapes around – and is something that would come easily to people moving between acoustic and electric.

Further requests always welcome.

p.s: If you go back to my intro post Irwin has left a great comment about tone for electric players.


5 thoughts on “Instructional: Electric rhythm/lead parts for ballads.

    bryanjack said:
    February 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    This is fantastic, and exactly what I was wondering about – Thanks so much for this in-depth and personalized tutorial! I think I had figured out a little of how the E barre (or, any barre making the A shape) could be riffed on with lead licks, but hadn’t noticed that the blues/pentatonic scale is built out of the open G chord – super helpful!

    Now to dust off the electric…

    tehdai responded:
    February 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    … it’s the major scale that is built off the open G chord shape 🙂 The blues scale is the box that sits on top of the major scale box. You should totally dust of the electric. I wish to see a video of you playing it.

    bryanjack said:
    February 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Ah, yes, touche! Video of the electric at the top of the to-do list.

    CogDog said:
    February 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Color me gobsmacked, a whole new world to explore, thanks David! Jimmy Bob Hendricks, who knew? Seriously, this is like a door opening.

    […] no David Kernohan but share a little thing I use probably way to much for blues riffs. It’s basically the one […]

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