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