> #38 Shredding The Blues, Bill Haley and the Comets Meets Jake E Lee
Todd Simpson
post Jul 28 2018, 08:46 PM
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In this lick, I'm using some shred style licks against a blues style backing. I'm using a modified blues scale lick which uses the same note pattern on 3 strings which makes it much easier to shred the crap out of it!! This lick is NOT about picking every single note. This lick works as a picking drill if you want to work on your picking, just go ahead and pick every single note. But for use in a solo, try to use hammer ons/pull offs, where possible. It lets the lick flow more smoothly and eliminates hiccups in delivery of the lick.

So try to NOT pick as much of this lick as you can and try to keep it flowing smoothly. You DO NOT have to play it at the same speed I'm doing. I'm just showing how it will sound once you get used to it and play it quite a few times. Eventually it will have this "vibe". Basically Rockabilly mixed with Shred. smile.gif

This lick is from my Solo for the JAM WITH GABE collab. You can download the backing and get more info on the collab at this link.
*Here is the BACKING TRACK. Download it and try to play the lick over it. You don't have to use the backing in your Quick Licks video if you don't want to.
Attached File  Gabe.mp3 ( 881.89K ) Number of downloads: 20

*Make sure to watch the vid!.

*NOTE: Make sure NOT to "Over Pick" this one. If you find that picking each note is getting in the way of it sounding fluid and smooth, trade picked notes for hammer/pull notes.

BACKGROUND / COMMENTS : You can use any fingers you like on this. Pinky or not. I'm using the first three as it sets up the next lick which requires my pinky to leap several frets.

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Attached File  38.gp5 ( 1.84K ) Number of downloads: 21

Please let me know if you have any questions about this lick, send me a PM if you like or post here. I'm happy to help!


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