> #37 Blues Scale Lick With Pinch Harmonic, Let's combine a couple of things we've done in to one lick!
Todd Simpson
post Jul 21 2018, 08:34 PM
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This time let's combine two bits that we've worked on in to one lick. Let's do a familiar scale run pattern using the blues scale (this pattern typically just uses the pentatonic without the blues note), and end the lick on a pinch harmonic. The Pinch is, again, on a wound string. Don't let this throw you. There is only one pinch in the lick at the very end. Then let's try the same lick one octave up on the neck by moving to the 12th fret. The lick is in the key of E. So this lick will work with pretty much any backing in the key of E.

KEEP A GOOD PALM MUTE on this. Try to make sure you plant your palm on the bridge and try to pick with the thumb and first finger without moving your hand. I have been seeing a lot of folks lately who could use a bit of work on this sort of picking technique, thus this Quick Licks! It's a simple lick that can get your technique back on track. Also, we are doing a bit of vibrato on the pinch. It helps it ring out and sounds cool smile.gif This is another chance to work on Vibrato but in the context of a pinch licks

*Make sure to watch the vid!.

*NOTE: Pay Special attention to letting your thumb graze by the string after the strike, this is what creates the harmonic squeal. Mute a bit harder than normal and strike harder than normal for the pinch. Also try to add some Vibrato to the Pinch.

BACKGROUND / COMMENTS : Give yourself a break if you have trouble getting this one on the first few tries. You can play this. Be patient with yourself. Play it slowly, getting the pattern down takes a few passes. Your fingers may rebel against you a bit since the pattern is a bit different that what is normally played.

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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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post Nov 21 2018, 07:19 AM
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Is the other way around for me buddy. I'm struggling on the 2nd fret not the 14th wink.gif



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