Watch the Rock Influenced 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 100 Twang Thangs
I pick hard and sometimes slap the strings into the fingerboard. This gives us that driving, in your face, I really meant that sound. The double stops also help us drive that home. The single note phrase in the beginning is taken from a stock bluegrass run. This run is a major sound. The next licks are more “blues scale” in nature. This is one of the ways I combine the major and minor pentatonic scales. The first phrase was major. The answer to the phrase or sometimes the fill of the phrase is minor.