Watch the Combining Techniques online guitar lesson by Vicki Genfan from Acoustic Rhythm Survival Guide

Here's what we did:

1 Added color tones
2 'Borrowed' chords from the original progression and created a new section
3 Added harmonic tapping

TRY THIS: Now you do it! Use my example or your own version of an Ascending Bass Note progression and try using these three tools...see where it leads you.

NOTE: If you're like me, you may have the experience of starting to do an exercise and then becoming fascinated with something along the way that takes your attention and creativity in an entirely different direction. If this should happen – by all means – LET IT! Just keep your recording device nearby, promise me, OK?

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