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Watch the 1 6 b7 Move online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Riff Generator

This lesson focuses on the three following tones: 1 6 b7. Diagram 14 shows the layout of these three tones on the entire fingerboard. Apply the following sequences of this formula to create different riffs: 1 b7 6, b7 1 6, b7 6 1, 6 1 b7, and 6 b7 1. Play these in every octave and try different layouts according to what strings you assign the notes to. You will learn various warm-ups which will enhance your left-hand technique while drilling through these tones. These include hammer ons, pull offs, legato slides, bends and releases. I suggest learning this formula in each of the four octaves that are available. This offers you the option of playing the same notes on different strings for tonal and/or technical reasons.

I will show you various ways of combining your left-hand techniques to create different riffs with the same three notes.