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Watch the Octaves & Targets online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rock Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 3

Octaves & Targets is a video guitar lesson presented by Massimo Varini and is sourced from Solo Motifs

Let's start with a simple idea and develop our first motif. The concept that I want to convey here is this: start with a single idea and work with it until you get an idea of your own (as I'll show you in the next video).

In this video, we'll start from a motif, developing it by changing some of the "target" notes (notes inside of the chords) and melodic lines that follow the chords. Then we'll move one octave above and use expressive tools such as bending and vibrato with greater intensity.

Once you have this down, it will be easier to process your ideas and phrases for other parts of the neck using the "target" notes. We'll also explore other examples of motifs (similar to the short lick we've already used) and how to develop them.