This is the area of playing that seems to take the longest time to develop. You will need a good understanding
of the scales in single notes, plus the thirds and the sixes.
Whenever I heard a song I really liked, I always asked myself,
How does that guy do that? The answer is really pretty simple. He knows the song like the back of his hand.
In other words, the musician understands what chords are being played and which scales and arpeggios will go over those chords.
An understanding of basic chord theory
is essential here.
I suggest keeping in mind one important fact whilepracticing the thirds and sixes: The thirds
follow the general order of chords.
means that when you play F3C6, which is the G with a third, it is a G major interval. Following
that in the key of G, the G67 is the A with a third but this is a minor third interval. And so on.
are a few typical adornos I have picked up that can be used in Boleros, Rancheras and Corridos.
After you learn them, try
to play them in different keys.
G2x4, G56, G2x2, F23, G2, C3G5
The same adorno in G
C3x4, C67, C3x2, G67,
Follow that one with:
F3C6, G5, G4, C3, G5, G6, G7, G6, G6, F3C6