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LICK OF THE DAY

Ronny Jordan

Here's a syncopated jazz funk lick in the style of Ronny Jordan.

For this lick I use the D dorian mode combined with the D minor pentatonic scale. Nothing complexe, just be careful with the syncopations and make it groove!

Use the neck pickup. You could also cut the high frequencies with the tone knob to get a smoother tone.

Xtreme Bending

Here's a challenging lick to work on unusual string bends!

In the first bar, I'm bending up the F note on the E string (13th fret) and grab the C note, wich is already bent up on the B string
to make the realase bend.
For the two whole tone bend, remenber that your thumb is like an anchor and it will help you to get the needed strengh!

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 2

Here's another country lick in G using some open strings and chromaticism.

This lick is in the key of G and we use a mix of the G minor/blues and major pentatonic scales.

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