Watch the Weekly Workout #26 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym Weekly Workouts: Vol. 4
This is a unique Weekly Workout. You see, I'm was born and bred to love prog rock. So needless to say, the week I came up with this was a monumental one for myself and my brethren. Two game changing events took place within days of each other: Rush's 40th anniversary show in NJ and the passing of Yes founding member and bass titan, Chris Squire. To commemorate this one-two punch of joy and dismay I came up with a lick from both bands that's solely played with natural harmonics. The 10 bar lick starts with passages from Rush's "Red Barchetta" off the seminal Moving Pictures album, and then closes out with the opening motif from “The Fish” from the equally legendary Fragile album. Just because this is harmonics, doesn't mean you should take your eye off the Weekly Workout ball. There's a science to making harmonics sound great and these two lick ideas are deceptively tricky.
Have fun with it!