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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Vibrato, Slides, and Hammer-Ons

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Tricks and Techniques, Vibrato,
Slides, and Hammer-Ons.
This block is called general
guitar tricks and techniques.
And I hope you have studied the first
block with some guitar basics.
And if you and if you know that already,
you might be ready for this block.
I will show you some stuff that will
be useful in many different styles.
And as you know, myself,
I play a lot of different styles so
I will try to cover some
of that during this block.
In the previous block I showed you all
the shapes of the pentatonic scale, so
you will be able to find it
all over the guitar neck.
So, in G.
The notes, just so
you remember, G, B flat, C, D, F, G.
So what I am gonna show you today
is some ideas on how to make
the pentatonic scale sound more than
just a scale, up and down like this.
To create musical sentences.
And of course since most blues and
rock players used to pentatonic.
What makes their styles different from
each other is actually how they play it,
how they play each note.
So here we gonna speak a little
bit about the vibrato.
And the vibrato could be,
if you take this note, if you take an A.
You could do really like this.
Soft and slow one.
You can do a.
Really fast one.
Like that and
you can do something in between.
So there are many ways of doing a,
a vibrato.
You can either do it this way you can
do it with the firth first finger,
second finger, third finger.
You can even do it with fourth finger.
Sometimes if you wanna get a lot
of power behind that note you can,
if you use like for
instance the third finger.
You can put the other two fingers.
One fret below, and
one fret below like this.
And if you want to.
Get even more power behind that note.
So either you can go in this direction.
Pulling up.
Back and forth.
So you can start slow.
Like that.
Or even do a smaller movement if you
don't, if you don't wanna go up
to this note you can, you can,
you can do like this, just a little,
or the other direction
You can do the same on all the strings.
On this string, of course,
it's not possible to go in this direction,
because then you will fall off
the fret and make a funny sound,
and you don't want.
Unless you wanna do that.
So then I will prefer to
go in this direction.
I kind of like going this way for
some reason, because I play
a lot of the Django stuff, and
if you are interested in that kind of
gypsy jazz, Django Rheindhardt style,
you can check out the gypsy jazz blogs for
some ideas about the gypsy jazz vibrato.
Another good thing, when you
are improvising to create your own sound,
maybe to slides and slurs, like.
Now, now I play it in A minor,
let's go back to G minor
because we were in G minor.
So, as you can hear, I'm using this note.
The D flat.
So, a flat 5.
This is a note that you
can add to the blues scale,
to the pentatonic.
To get a even more bluesy feel to it.
So what I'm doing I'm sliding.
Up and down.
From C.
To D flat and back.
Like this.
You can do it one octave up.
Down here.
Or if you, you don't have to start on a C.
You can go straight
from the D flat.
If you slide up
to that now, note.
So this note, remember that one.
D flat.
Flat 5.
Really useful when you're in a major key,
if you're playing like well, for
instance, a major blues riff.
G7 chord.
This note is really good.
The major, major 3rd.
Because in the pentatonic,
you have the minor third is one to B flat.
And here.
So you can either slide, if you want to
do that, or you can do a, add, this is
called a hammer-on, it means that you.
You hit the one note with the pick.
And then the next note you,
you just add the next finger.
if you do the opposite it
will be called a pull-off.
You see I'm pulling off here.
Hitting this note.
And I'm pulling off.
Pulling off with the second finger.
So this note.
Together with this flat 5.
You get a really bluesy feel.
Really useful.
But if you're in the in the minor key for
a G minor, then, then you can't use
this note because it's the major 3rd.
So it would sound pretty bad.
Another little trick you
can do especially if you're
playing on the 7th cord like this.
on a major chord, you can also add this.
The major 3rd and keep the minor 3rd.
And pl, play both of them so.
If you.
You want it fingered like.
Through here.
So will be G, B flat,
it depends if you wanna finger
it up here, and then B,
then D, F, G, B flat,
B, D, F, G, B flat, B.
you get this kind of
an Indian flavor to it.
You maybe even want to add the C.
That's a nice one.
So I just show you a couple of hammer-ons,
pull-offs, slides.
These hammer-ons are really useful, you
can use them all over the guitar neck when
you're playing, for
instance, a pentatonic.
Like that.
Both when you have a,
like, a whole step interval and
when you have a minor 3rd.
Like that.