> Boxish Shapes "quasipeggios", Quick Licks #23 (Strange Shapes and Patterns)
Todd Simpson
post Apr 14 2018, 09:48 PM
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This lick is a funky one. It's got a sort of box shape to it. It's roughly based on the A Minor Scale which is one of the scales I'm playing in this solo which is over top of the GABE COLLAB (CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO JOIN THE COLLAB!).
The lick is kinda like an Arpeggio, but kinda like a box pattern. You can pick it any way that feels comfy as the picking isn't really the point. The point is to be able to play this bit over the backing and make it sound musical. You can also go up an octave and play it, which I also do in the vid demo. It's a very handy lick that fits well with nearly anything and it's a great way to work on your string skipping and your hand synch/picking and lastly your precision/Speed.

Here is the tablature. Make sure you use VIBRATO where it's notated and HOLD the notes where it's indicated. If you need a reference, just watch the video again and play it just like that. Try not to use single finger vibrato on this one as it sounds way to small imho. Dig in and give it some real vibrato

As always, start SLOW, don't worry about playing this fast. Just focus on playing it CLEAN Speed is a byproduct of precision. Just like previous quick licks, this lick works as a warmup, practice and solo lick. Don't over stress on getting it just right, or fast enough. This is just about learning the lick. Once you have it you can start it anywhere on the neck to play it in any key.

Bit of a stretch here so use your PINKY when playing it as writeen in the tablature.

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Attached File  23.gp5 ( 1.87K ) Number of downloads: 39

As mentioned, this is from the GABE COLLAB called "PEARL JAM" as it's based on a Pearl Jam type backing that Gabe created. It's great fun to solo over. If you have not joined in, go join! Here is the link again.

Here is the backing track.
Attached File  Pearl_Jam_Collab.mp3 ( 4.03MB ) Number of downloads: 45

Let me know if these are just to hard and scaring folks off. Hopefully not!

This post has been edited by Todd Simpson: Apr 25 2018, 10:22 PM
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