Two-Handed Drop 2 Block Chords

By abandoning the bass line and using both hands on the melody side of the Stick, block chord solos can be played twice as fast and much more legato. One way to do it is to use chord sequences with diminished seventh passing chords between the resting chords and play all the diminished passing chords with the left hand. That way it can stay locked in one shape while your right hand concentrates on changing shapes to play the resting chords.

(See the SmartASCII page for an explanation of the notation)

C6/diminished scale

--------------------------------------6(L3)-----------9(L3)---------
--------5(L3)----------8(L3)----------5(L1)--12(R2)---8(L1)--15(R2)-
-8(R2)--4(L1)--12(R3)--7(L1)--15(R2)--7(L4)--12(R1)--10(L4)--15(R1)-
-8(R1)--6(L4)--10(R1)--9(L4)--13(R1)--6(L2)--13(R3)---9(L2)--17(R4)-
10(R4)--5(L2)--13(R4)--8(L2)--15(R3)---------13(RT)----------15(RT)-
-8(RT)---------11(RT)---------15(RT)--------------------------------

 C6     Bdim7  C6      Bdim7  C6      Bdim7  C6       Bdim7  C6
  


"Don't Fence Me In"

-------------------------------------------------------------
--------5(L3)------------------5(L3)------------------5(L3)--
-8(R2)--4(L1)--12(R3)--12(R3)--4(L1)--12(R3)--12(R3)--4(L1)--
-8(R1)--6(L4)--10(R1)--10(R1)--6(L4)--10(R1)--10(R1)--6(L4)--
10(R4)--5(L2)--13(R4)--13(R4)--5(L2)--13(R4)--13(R4)--5(L2)--
-8(RT)---------11(RT)--11(RT)---------11(RT)--11(RT)---------

 C6     Bdim7  C6      C6      Bdim7  C6       C6     Bdim7
  

---------------------------------------
----------5(L3)----------5(L3)---------
--12(R3)--4(L1)---8(R2)--4(L1)--12(R3)-
--10(R1)--6(L4)---8(R1)--6(L4)--10(R1)-
--13(R4)--5(L2)--10(R4)--5(L2)--13(R4)-
--11(RT)----------8(RT)---------11(RT)-

   C6     Bdim7  C6      Bdim7  C6