Warm Up Exercise
Punching Up a Melody with Slides, Syncopation, and Double-Stops
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Hey there, friends! Today I have a new quick riff lesson, where I take an 8-measure melodic sequence and show how you can use slides, syncopation, and double-stops to spice things up. We’re in the Key of C, only using a few chords – but we’ll be jumping in & out of open position (using slides) to underline the sense of movement between each chord.
- 0:00 Preview & Lesson Summary
- 3:03 Creating the Melody
- 4:33 Part 1 (C major)
- 8:54 Part 2 (D minor 7)
- 11:33 Part 3 (G major)
- 18:03 Percussion & Silencing Strings
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