Jazz Blues in Bb Improvisation Example 1
Bireli uses a whole host of interesting ideas in this blues in Bb. Notice how he gets a pizzicato effect with the left hand alone by pressing onto the fret wire instead of next to the fret as normal. For further examples of fret pizzicato, check out the video "Bb Blues Example 3." Bireli also creates a very interesting cascade of harmonics using natural harmonics at the third, fourth and fifth frets. On the higher strings, these harmonics are less bell-like than on . . .
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