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LICK OF THE DAY

Passing Tones

Here's a lick that explores the sound of the G7 chord. It contains several passing tones to add tension and color to the original mixolydian scale.

The lick is built around the G Mixolydian scale. Notice that the non diatonic notes are on the up beat.
Transpose the lick into other octaves and other keys!

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 Pro Tools.

Minor Comping

Here's a minor comping idea over a Gm or Gm7 chord.

The lick is built with the Gm/Gm7 chord and G pentatonic minor scale. You could try to improvise a bit and add you own fills at the end of the secand bar!

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

Pick N Pluck

Here is a cool rhythm played with a hybrid technique.

In this example we have a basic country type of rhythm, using the pick and fingers technique. When you practice this, use a metronome to keep good timing. Also, try to get your picked and plucked notes equally loud.

C major scale.

Use the bridge pickup or a classic Telecaster sound. Software used for this kind of sound is Guitar Rig 5 with a factory preset - Country Twang clean.