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LICK OF THE DAY

Smooth Jazz Blues

A smooth D minor lick with ghost notes, a slight touch of blues vibe and hybrid octave picking.

This progression is a II-V-I in Dm and we play the D minor blue note as well. We start with the 7th position in an Em7b5 arpeggio. The rhythm is swing inspired most of the time.

Guitar: Modded US Strat, neck single pickup, tone knob rolled off.
String Gauge: 11-48
Amp: Amplitube 3 software, Fender silverface with spring reverb, and vintage compressor stomp.

Classic Shuffle

Here we go for a classic blues shuffle in the key of E. This is a must know for every guitar player!

Here we play the first chord (E7) of a classic 12 bars blues progression : E7 / A7 / B7
Try to transpose the pattern to the other chords of the progression.

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

Double Stop Lick

A double stop is a guitar term for playing two notes at the same time. They are played using specific intervals. An interval is the distance between two notes in a scale.

Dominant 7th arpeggio. Double stops are commonly played in, but not limited to : third and fifth intervals.

Played with the bridge pickup, which is the best for lead Telecaster tone. Software used for this kind of sound is Guitar Rig 5 with a factory preset: Country Twang Clean.