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LICK OF THE DAY

Gipsy Jazz

A gipsy jazz-sounding lick using E harmonic minor, and a cool ghost slide effect.

Beebop-styled gipsy jazz phrase in E harmonic minor. The first part features a chromatic passage, the second part a descending arpeggio in the harmonic minor position on the 7th fret. The rhythm has a swing feel to it, using mostly of eight note triplets.

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.

Pentatonic Power

Here's a cool & powerful bluesy lick that you can use in many different musical situations.

The lick is built with the C Blues scale. Notice the passing tone (Db note) in the middle of the first bar and the major third (E note) at the end of the lick.

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

Quick Entry

Short lick played in the extended major pentatonic scale.

C major pentatonic scale.
The major pentatonic scale is similar to major diatonic scale, but without the fourth and the seventh note.
Ex: C major pentatonic consists of C, D, E, G, and A.

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