“This Little Light of Mine” was a popular song in the ‘50s and ‘60s and was often sung at civil rights rallies. This song introduces B7, Em, and A7 chords, which serve to spice up this otherwise three-chord arrangement in G.
One good way to learn the fingerboard is to give your fingers things to do that they’re not used to. And one easy way to do that is to create short melodic patterns and repeat them on successive steps of the major scale.
Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides provide a great way to play notes legato, or connected to one another. They can also be used to connect grace notes to the primary notes of a musical line. These legato techniques can also be considered an articulation in themselves—especially when they are used to embellish a musical phrase.
Most guitarists start playing leads by learning how to play scales, which is a great way to begin, but scales are just one way to play solo lines. Learn more in today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Basics.