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Chord Anticipation

Here is an example of 'chord anticipation' over a two chord progression : F7 / Bb7.

The idea is simple: we anticipate the new chord on the last 8th note of each bar. Once you're comfortable with the rhythm pattern, apply it on various chords progressions.

Use the neck pickup and cut the high freqs with the tone knob if necessary.
I use the Mesa Boogie V-Twin preamp on the clean channel connected directly to the sound card and I'm adding a little bit of reverb and compression in the DAW.

Wayne Ending

Typical Kenny Wayne ending phrase lick. You can listen to these types of licks in his album "Live on". Play it with groove!

We're playing in the A minor pentatonic scale + blue note.

I use the middle pickup of my Ibanez Rg7620 guitar, a Line 6 Pod X3 Live, with a Twin reverb Preamp + Tubescreamer pedal.

Country Lick In G

Here's a cool country lick in G, using the chicken picking technique : the pick, middle & ring finger.

The lick is in the key of G and we will use G Major & minor pentatonic scales.

Use the bridge pickup to get that classic country twang tone. Also use a compression pedal/plug-in with lot of compression as we want a highly "squished" sound. Add some reverb and a slap-back delay (100ms to 300ms with a single repeat).