Open-String Legato Arpeggios
by Christopher Sung
Look at the example below. Our main harmony consists of this: cho|x|x|5|7|6|x|G7|cho cho|x|x|5|6|5|x|A7|cho cho|x|x|5|5|4|x|Cm|cho cho|x|x|5|4|3|x|G|cho |cr| We play each of these chords as a 3 note arpeggio for 2 measures a piece. For our beginning G7, we start by hammering at the 10th fret, pulling off so that our open G string rings, and then hammering with our first finger at the 7th fret. Note that this is all achieved with the left hand. You don't need your picking hand for this lick. Play it slow until it feels good under your fingers and then crank up the tempo. You're want to make sure that each note is clearly heard, and that the timing is even...