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The Bash
09-04-2002, 09:34 AM
This is a little thing I took from Villa-Lobos Etude. No 2 which is an arpeggio workout.
Anyway I just dig Villa-Lobos I encourage anyone who’s note heard his work ta check him out.
This is a really cool piece for anyone into sweeping (this arrangment was meant to be played fingerstyle)
This is really the easy part of the piece.

I didn’t mark anything as you could Sweep it or Alternate Pick it.
I personally alternate pick it, which is probably pretty masochistic but…

This section alternates between A Major A Minor E Major and E minor arpeggios.
(Though I noticed I forgot to mark line 4)
Anyway piece really exploits the Parallel Major/Minor relationship.
Kinna Reminds me of the Beatles Harmonically things such as “I’ll be Back” (Which to this day no ones quite sure if that songs in G Major or Minor.)
I’m pretty sure that’s where Nuno got his ideas as some the mellow Extreme stuff uses a similar Parallel Major/Minor chord thing.

The Bash
09-04-2002, 09:36 AM
next half E to Em

09-04-2002, 11:04 PM
Hoo, man.

I remember when I first saw that piece, way back.

I thought

:eek: :eek: :eek:!!

And I still do :D

I wonder if I could play it now, up to speed.

Thanks for reminding me of it Mr. Bash!