(PRWEB) October 21, 2014
This cool tapping and hammer-on and pull-off exercise is played on one string at a time and based out of the major scale. Darrin demonstrates how to play the exercise on the first string, but it is recommended to practice it on all of the strings. Darrin demonstrates how to play the exercise as follows; tap 12th fret to the open string and then hammer-on to the 4th fret with first finger, 5th fret with 2nd finger, 7th fret with 4th finger and then tap the 12th fret and then descend back down using pull-off’s, repeat the sequence once. Next shift up to the next position and play on the 5th, 7th and 9th frets and tap the 12th fret. Then move up another position and play on the 7th, 9th and 10th frets and tap the 14th fret. Then move another position and play the 9th, 10th and 12th frets and tap the 15th fret. And finally Darrin descends back down through all of the positions. Guitar TAB’s are available for this lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.
Darrin Goodman, a native of Ogden Utah, began playing guitar at the age of 12 after hearing KISS at an earlier age. Darrin has been a local finalist for the King of the Blues contest and is the lead guitarist of international recording artist Sonic Prophecy who has performed with artists such as Accept, Sabaton Cinderella and Ratt. Darrin has been teaching private lessons to 30 to 60 students a week from his home studio since 1987.
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