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Friday, March 27, 2009

Track Stand revisions

I've revised the Track Stand piece during the past few days - making it sound more like a 12-string piece, sometimes by adding arpeggios, sometimes by taking advantage of the octave courses. In this example, you can see the bass theme repeated in each of the 4 measures. In this original fingering for measure 16. The two 'f's in the bass required some quick moving from up around the 8th fret down to 1st position, and it was hard to do without breaking up this bass theme.

But because of the octave courses, I can get the same 'a' note to ring in 1st position, 3rd course; I just have to make sure to strum with the thumb. Here's the revision:

It's rare, but sometimes the 12-string is easier.

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