This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in bar 2. It begins in E, moves down to C with a little twist—more on that in a moment—then up to D and finally A.
The majority of what I play during this section is built from sweep arpeggios of B minor triads (B D Fs) that shift through a variety of positions. There’s a lot happening in this little four-bar section, so let’s get to it. For this last section of the solo, illustrated in FIGURE 1, I’m playing over the same rhythm part that was illustrated in last month’s column.
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