‘Extents’, more atoms and ADDA

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Consider the following faithful (yet tired) 3 note per string scale. Note that again, meter, harmonic resolution etc is up to you and doesn’t matter for the purposes of this illustration. End on a C for fun if you really want to go diatonic. (Ignore the lowest line which isn’t a tab line – it’s the black border from my screen snip tool.)

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Now consider the ‘extents’ of each 3 note group, i.e the lowest and highest notes (or vice versa) or the notes at the ‘extent’ of the 3 note span. Here I’ve got them as an ascending run (AA) and a descending run (DA).

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Here’s a nice line with descending atoms in an ascending line. I use low action pull offs to get this one fast

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These atoms use only the first two notes of the 3 note group. In this case, ascending ascending

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This example uses those, then alternates them with the corresponding ‘extents’:

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Now a related example with descending atoms

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You can apply extents to any scale form you know – just play the two notes at each end of the group you’d normally play. Here’s a C scale form I like:

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..and here it is in ‘extent’ form:

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…and finally here’s a run that mixes the extents and the original notes.

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3 Responses to “‘Extents’, more atoms and ADDA”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for the idea – it is always cool to find new ways of using the 3-note-per-string scales. Great post.

  2. richardsguitarstudio Says:

    Sorry – commented as anonymous…

  3. […] Link to Earlier article Consider the following faithful (yet tired) 3 note per string scale. Note that again, meter, harmonic resolution etc is up to you and doesn’t matter for the purposes of this illustration. End on a C for fun if you really want to go diatonic. (Ignore the lowest line which isn’t a tab line – it’s the black border from my screen snip tool.) Now consider the ‘extents’ of each 3 note group, i.e the lowest and highest notes (or … Read More […]

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