The Paul Jackson Jr ‘Science of Rhythm Guitar’ transcription post proved to be quite popular (click here to check it out). Thanks for all the kind words! I’ve uploaded the next set of eight bars in the sequence for you to work through.
Once again, the passage we’re focusing on is at 1:56 in the video. Something to note in the ‘new’ eight bars is how Paul accents his notes. If you watch the video closely you’ll see he’s maintaining consistent 16th-note alternate picking throughout. Not only does this greatly assist in his ability to sit in the groove (his hand acts like a metronome) it also opens up some interesting accenting possibilities.
For example, in the second phrase of bar 12 he actually plays the B and G diad three times but strikes it once with an upstroke (emphasising the B note and barely hitting the G, which is why I haven’t notated the G in that last 16th note of beat 1). The second time he strikes it with a downstroke (on beat 2), which emphasises the G while sounding the B less prominently. On the third occasion he again uses an upstroke (on the second 16th of beat 2), which emphasises the B.
Bear this in mind when working through the music. His style isn’t only about which notes he plays, it’s also about how he strikes them.
I hope you enjoy the clip and transcription – I’ll post the next eight bars this week if there’s interest in the comments section.