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Blues En Mineur Lick?

Luke ALuke A New
edited May 2009 in Technique Posts: 9
I'm playing Blues En Mineur, in G minor, and I'm not sure how of the best way to pick the Cm6 arpeggio starting on bar 5. This is the fingering I'm using:

[code]
-3------------------------------------3-4-5-6---
---4-1---------------------------1-4------------
--------2-0-----------------0-2-----------------
-------------1------------1-------------------
---------------3-0---0-3------------------------
--------------------3------------------------
[/code]

Starting on the e-flat (fret 4, beat 3), everything is triplets. If I try to have a downstroke on every beat, as well as string changes, that means just about the entire descending run is downstrokes. How does everyone else play this? Is there an alternative fingering that allows for downbeats to fall on the string changes or something? With this fingering, I just play a ds on the string changes with otherwise simple alternate picking.

Comments

  • steven_eiresteven_eire Wicklow✭✭✭✭ Dupont MD50
    Posts: 172
    i'm no expert, but here's how i do it

    [code]
    D D U D U D D U D D U D D U D U D U D D
    -3------------------------------------3-4-5-6---
    ---4-1---------------------------1-4------------
    --------2-0-----------------0-2-----------------
    -------------1------------1-------------------
    ---------------3-0---0-3------------------------
    --------------------3------------------------
    [/code]

    i think you could also start this lick with an upstroke especially if the 2nd note of the sequence was the first beat of the bar.
  • dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
    Posts: 2,104
    that's pretty much it, but you're missing two notes in teh beginning on the high E string "5 4"
  • Luke ALuke A New
    Posts: 9
    Thanks, guys. That's how I'm picking it, Steven. And I thought I heard the two extra notes in there when other people play it, but it just has the fifth as a pickup note on the Djangobooks fakebook.
  • marcieromarciero Southern MaineNew
    Posts: 120
    Somehow I ended up doing it this way.

    [code]
    -543-------------------------------3-4-5-6---
    --- 4----------------------------4------------
    -------5-2------------------ 2-5-----------------
    ------------5-1----------1-5-------------------
    ---------------3-------3----------------------
    -----------------5-3-5----------------------
    [/code]

    Mike
  • dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
    Posts: 2,104
    Luke A wrote:
    Thanks, guys. That's how I'm picking it, Steven. And I thought I heard the two extra notes in there when other people play it, but it just has the fifth as a pickup note on the Djangobooks fakebook.

    if it starts with just that one note, then you should start it with an upstroke as it 's on a weak beat and doesn't require an accent...

    you can also change the fingerings like marciero if you want...
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,911
    Lately I've been doing it this way:

    [code]
    -543-----------------------------------------
    --- 4--------------------------------8-9-10-11-----
    -------5-2-----------------------5-8----------------
    ------------5----------------5-7-------------------
    ---------------6-3-------3-6---------------------
    -------------------5-3-5----------------------
    [/code]

    No idea why.
  • hey, Jack, thats a neat one. thanks.

    i have to add this "tag" for the end of the song, from Stephane Wrembels rhythm track:

    [code]---------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------
    --3-4-5-6-5------3-4-5--------------
    --------------5-6---------2-3-3------
    --3-4-5-6-5------3-4-5--------------
    --------------5-6---------2-3-3------[/code]

    and the intro?? this is not necessarily correct. there are 2 guitars and it could go various ways:

    [code]---------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    --------6-5-3-------------6-5-3--------
    -3-6-5--------6-5-3-6-5--------6-5-6--[/code]

    [code]--------------------------------
    --------------------------------
    --------------------------------
    ------5-3----------------------
    -5-3-----6-5-3-5--6-5--------
    ----------------------0-2-3----[/code]

    And a standard Gm6->D7 Tchavalo style lick I use:

    [code]-8-7-6------------------------------
    --------8-5-------------------------
    -------------7-6-5------------------
    --------------------8-5--------------
    -------------------------7-6-5-4-5--
    --------------------------------------[/code]
    ---
    Jon Austen, Portland, OR
    playing since 1997
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,911
    [quote="djangology"]
    and the intro?? this is not necessarily correct. there are 2 guitars and it could go various ways:

    [code]---------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    --------6-5-3-------------6-5-3--------
    -3-6-5--------6-5-3-6-5--------6-5-6--[/code]

    [code]--------------------------------
    --------------------------------
    --------------------------------
    ------5-3----------------------
    -5-3-----6-5-3-5--6-5--------
    ----------------------0-2-3----[/code][/quote]

    I often use a similar one:

    [code]---------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    --------6-5-3-------------6-5-3--------
    -3-6-5--------6-5-3-6-5--------6-5-6--[/code]

    [code]--------------------------------
    --------------------------------
    --------------------------------
    ------5-3----------------------
    -5-3-----6-5-3------5-3--5-5-------
    -----------------6------------2-3----[/code]

    You kind of slide into the second to last D...it's hard to notate here...anyway, the final note is the first note of the head (so the intro ends on the 1).

    Another intro I like is the classic Am-Gm-C7-B7-Bb7 going to an A7b9 arpeggio. Listen below...

    best,
    Jack.
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