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The E, A, and D “Drone” Position Bass Licks
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The E, A, and D “Drone” Position Bass Licks
We all know how useful the “5th fret is equal to the next open string” thing is, but what about the open string being equal to the next string at the 7th fret? Well, that’s what this lesson is all about; those cool octaves that can be created in this way.

These positions, which are exclusive to the keys of E, A, and D are very useful as a “drone” lick that can give birth to many interesting rhythm and lead patterns. Funk guitar as well as country and rock all borrow heavily from these licks.

We will also create some really unique “gallop” patterns using these octave licks. Very useful in fingerpicking styles, as well as flatpicking, and great for the lead and rhythm player!—Arlen Roth
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Arlen Roth
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Arlen Roth
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Music lesson pioneer Arlen Roth is the quintessential guitarist. An accomplished and brilliant musician — and one of the very few who can honestly say he’s done it all — Roth has, over the course of his celebrated 35-year career, played on the world’s grandest stages, accompanied many of the greatest figures in modern music and revolutionized the concept of teaching guitar. Read More...

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