Guthrie Govan Tapping Style

by Chowy Fernandez

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  • Hey GMC'er! This is an exercise based on the style of a well-known guitarist, the great virtuoso, Guthrie Govan. He's really extraordinary at technique, melody, and phrasing.

    The tone starts is in C MAJOR. At the beginning, I used the 2nd grade of that scale, i.e. D minor (Dorian mode) and A minor (Aeolian mode). Later, in the second section, I switched to the 1st grade C MINOR (Ionian mode) and A minor again.

    During some phrasings you have to use two fingers of the right hand (the one doing the tapping). This isn't traditional tapping, it's more experimental. Focus on striking each note correctly. This will surely increase your fingering strength.

    Tuning:
    * D - G - C - F - A - D
    (From thick to thin string)
    * One Whole Step Down

    Chords:
    CM7 - Am7 - Dm7

    Techniques:
    * 2 Finger Tapping
    * Tapping
    * Hammer-ons
    * Scale And Octave Visualizing

    Scales:

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    Cheers!/ Chowy

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