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LICK OF THE DAY

Descending in C

Descending lick using a 5-3-2-1 note sequence for each of the chords. Note how you can move through the same type of chord, shift the keys, but keep the lick (direction) consistency.

This phrase is in the key of C and uses all dominant chords. Progression is I-IV-I-IV-I-IV-I. All notes are played in a swing rhythm.

I used a Gibson ES-335 electric guitar, neck humbucker, Amplitube 3 software (Roland Jazz Chorus, medium settings, with chorus), some reverb, vintage compressor stomp, and post tube rack compressor.

Robben Ford #4

Here's a modern sounding lick in the style of Robben Ford, built with the C minor / C blues and major pentatonic scale.

The lick is a mix of the C minor / C blues and major pentatonic scale. It works very well over the C7 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.

Chromatic Country

Here is a cool combination of hybrid and chromatic picking.

Alternate- or economy picking here is extremely important.

G major natural scale.

About the ending chromatic run: The chromatic scale is made up entirely of half-step or semi-tone intervals (the distance of one fret). Therefore, the chromatic scale includes every note within an octave, twelve notes in total. Simply put - play all notes and you have the chromatic scale!

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.