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Funky Jazz

A classic Jazz lick played over a funky backing track in the style of Georges Benson or Lee Ritenour!

For this lick I use an arpeggio substitution: I substitute an D-7 for an F7M arpeggio. It's like playing an D-9 arpeggio.

Use the neck pickup and cut the high frequencies with the tone knob.

Double Lickin'

In bar number one, we have 3 fast slides on the G and B strings, from 2nd fret, to 3rd and 4th. After that, there are some hammer-ons and pull-offs using the blue note.
In the second bar we fret notes on the B and G strings again, and then ghosted hammered-on notes on the 1st fret G string. After that, there is a whole step bend going up on the high E.
In the third bar, there are a couple of double stops on the high E and B strings.
In the last bar, there are more double stops with some bending, and one slide to the 9th fret D and G string. Make sure you strum high and low E as well, and vibrate the fretted notes.

We are using a I-IV-V progression in the key of E. E blues scale is what we will use, and the shuffled rhythm is accented throughout the lick.

I used Amplitube 3 MKII simulation, coupled with Fulltone OCD pedal for this lesson.
Guitar is a Fender Stratocaster, neck single pickup.

Major Intervals

A short lick played using bigger intervals.

C Major natural scale. An interval is the distance between 2 notes. Try to learn and recognise the intervals from the major scale - as they are fundamental to western popular music.

Bridge pickup, the best for the lead sound. Software used for this kind of sound is Guitar Rig 5 with a factory preset - Country Twang clean.