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LICK OF THE DAY

Bebop Scale

This lick outlines the F7 sound with the use of the F Bebop Dominant scale.
This 8 notes scale gives you the ability to play chord tones on all downbeats.

The Bebop Dominant Scale is basically a Mixolydian mode with an extra note : a natural 7th.
It's a dominant scale and has the same function in a key as the Mixolydian scale : it can be played on the dominant and the sub dominant chord.

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.

Bluesy Riff

Here's a bluesy lick to familiarize ourselves with the E minor pentatonic scale.

We simply play the E minor pentatonic scale over an E chord/vamp in this example. Pay attention to the micro bends.

To play this riff you could use the neck pickup with an overdrive pedal. I use a Fulltone OCD and the clean channel of the Mesa Boogie V-Twin preamp with some reverb added in pro tools.

Third Intervals

A major lick played with intervals.

A major scale.
The third interval is the basis of major and minor chords. There are two different kinds of thirds, major and minor.

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