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LICK OF THE DAY

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.

BB King Lick #3

A classic blues lick from BB King, one of the greatest bluesmen of all time!

Here we mix C major and minor pentatonic scales to get BB's typical phrasing. Also notice the fast signature vibrato.
You could play the lick on the C7 or F7 chord.

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

Country Lead

Here's a cool country lick to be played over a G or G7 chord.

It's in the key of G and we use a mix of the G minor and major pentatonic scales. We have a classic chromatic line at the end of the lick, resolving on the major 3rd of the G/G7 chord.

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