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LICK OF THE DAY

Fourths

Here is a modern sounding lick which uses several fourth intervals.

We are in the key of C major and we use the D dorian mode here.
Playing scales in fourth intervals is a very good exercise for your left hand!

I use the neck pickup with a clean tone and some reverb. Of course, you could also add some overdrive!

Pentatonic Legato

For this pentatonic lick we will use the legato technique. It's a good way to build strength in our fretting hand.

Nothing complicated here, just the C pentatonic scale in wich we add the blue note note at the end of the lick. Work slowly and keep your fretting hand
as relaxed as possible!

I use the Fulltone OCD pedal and the clean channel of the Mesa Boogie V-Twin preamp with some reverb added in pro tools.

Triad Runs

Chord triads are useful in country, they help create rhythm variations.

A triad uses 3 notes from the major or minor scale, the Root (1),the 3rd(3) and the 5th (5). These notes make up a major or minor chord in its simplest form.

Use the bridge and neck pickups, for country rhythm sound. Software used for this kind of sound is Guitar Rig 5 with a factory preset - Country Twang Clean.