King Crimson/Fripp Whole Tone Scale 2nd Part

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King Crimson/Fripp Whole Tone Scale

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King Crimson/Fripp Whole Tone Scale TAB/Notation FREE Download:

This King Crimson/Robert Fripp whole tone Scale guitar Line employs strict alternate picking starting on a downstroke.

PART 1:

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King Crimson/Fripp Whole Tone Scale

PART 2:

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King Crimson/Fripp Whole Tone Scale

PART 3:

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King Crimson/Fripp Whole Tone Scale

3 Key Points:

This is the main “Motif” of the line starting on a down stroke with strict alternate picking

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Fripp/Crimson whole tone scale guitar less and example

I am counting with Konokol but you might want to count in western classical tradition e,g 1 and 2 and 3 and or 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc.

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Fripp/Crimson Konokol

The linking part is based upon a whole tone scale in steps and string skipping turn around lead in to the next part:

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Fripp/King Crimson whole tone scale guitar less and example

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Fripp/King Crimson Tri-tone Guitar

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Robert Fripp Octaves and Tritones Guitar Technique

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Below FREE PDF of King Crimson FRIPP guitar line:

This Fripp guitar line consists of Tritones and Octaves. For example C to F# and up the octave to the next C note. When played as a group of 4 notes this off sets the predictability of the rhythm by forming “Chord Pairs”.

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Fripp Octaves and Tritone Guitar Composition

An interesting point about this line is that it can be played in triplets:

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Crimson/Fripp Octaves and Tritone Guitar Composition

Also, 16th notes in 3/4: [Similar to 2/4 but the groups of 3 all fit within the bar and for some players easier to count].

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King Crimson Robert Fripp Octaves and Tritone in waltz time with 16ths

The right hand Robert Fripp guitar technique for this line employs strict “Alternate Picking” starting on a down stroke.

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Robert Fripp Alternate Picking Guitar Technique

FULL FRIPP GUITAR EXAMPLE:

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Robert Fripp Octaves and Tritone Guitar Composition Alternate Picking Example

The last part starts on an “Up” stroke with strict alternate picking right hand technique once again:

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Robert Fripp “Upstroke” Alternate Picking guitar technique example
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Fripp “Upstroke” Alternate Picking guitar technique example
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Fripp “Upstroke” Alternate Picking guitar technique example

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Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis

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Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis

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FREE PDF TAB/MUSIC NOTATION:

Our Robert Fripp Guitar Line employs the A Whole Tone Scale.

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Fripp A Whole Tone Scale

A whole tone scale:

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Robert Fripp Whole tone scale

Fripps’ guitar technique for this line employs strict Alternate Picking: It is a good idea to accent the 1st and 3rd beats.

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Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis

Here is the Fripp Whole tone scale guitar line in full:

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King Crimson Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis
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Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis
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Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis
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Robert Fripp Whole Tone Scale Guitar Line and Analysis

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