I've got 2 octave(?) related questions. One about starting on the A string and one about starting on the E string.
Regarding the A string: there's a specific part of a Strokes song called "Reptilia". What are the octavey things that are being played during this video at 1:08?(its the first break in the song with one isolated guitar before the chorus starts) They're not traditional octaves as they're more than a single string apart. What would you call these?
Regarding the low E string, I've been messing around with the following pretty shapes that were inspired by fingering the above shapes. They all follow a similar pattern (just moving the bass note around):
3rd fret on the E string and 4th fret on the G string
5th on the E string and 6th fret on the G string
9th fret on the E string and 10th fret on the G string
Similarly I can find other spots on the fretboard that seem to fit (the 7th fret E string for example) but I have to adjust my finger so that the G string is also on the 7th fret.
Thanks guys. Hopefully that made sense. I hear these types of voicings in songs from Foals, Daughter, Frightened Rabbit, and The Strokes. If you need more examples let me know.