Quick Licks #65 - Pentatonic Slides
Todd Simpson
Feb 2 2019, 08:53 PM
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In this Quick Lick, we are going to use a PENTATONIC SLIDE technique. You can slide with any finger that feels comfortable on this one. We are using a Pentatonic shape and just connecting the dots to create a blues type lick that has a bit more complexity than your average blues licks. Don't forget your vibrato and keep a light mute so that you don't get extra string noise!!!


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BACKGROUND / COMMENTS: This is a fun lick once you get in to it. It works anywhere on the neck as well. Start slow

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Take 1 up for scrutiny Sarge.

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Nailed it!! There was a little warble in the first pass but nothing that would wreck it. The tricky bit here is that string skip"ish" thing where you gotta move up a string before going back down and you got it!!! Kudos on transposing it to another place on the neck!!! This is a great lick for soloing, try it out with a backing and share if you get a chanceYou got this one!!! And...
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You are playing the lick as a straight run rather than doing the tricky skip'ish" bit that is buried near the end but that's not enough to throw me off here. I like how smooth you are running the lick and it works great the way you are doing it. The slide is nice and slick and and you single finger bend/vibrato is spiffness!!! You just...
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Take 1 up for scrutiny Sarge.

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Thanks Todd,

I need to re-examine " tricky skip'ish" bit that is buried near the end ", I only looked at it last night for the first time, I'll post another vid with the correct version. I thought it was the same though, I need to observe more deeply wink.gif


UPDATE:

Here it is again but for the life of me I can't see how I am playing it different to the TAB in the GP file, this is the same as the last video I think. I must have a mental block somewhere, can you point my error out, please Todd?

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In the first vid, it looked like your going 12th/14th fret on the D string, instead of 12th Gstring 14th Dstring after the slide up. The second vid looks spot on though. Then again, maybe I'm just hearing it wrong in the first vid. After the 5th note, (after the slide) the standard thing would be to just play the next notes in the scale, instead, I have you do a back and forth type thing instead of just ascending. It's only one note really. Does this make sense?
It's a very small difference. Not enough to keep you from badging up. It's really just a slidey bluesy thing. Which works played either way.

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Thanks Todd,

I need to re-examine " tricky skip'ish" bit that is buried near the end ", I only looked at it last night for the first time, I'll post another vid with the correct version. I thought it was the same though, I need to observe more deeply wink.gif


UPDATE:

Here it is again but for the life of me I can't see how I am playing it different to the TAB in the GP file, this is the same as the last video I think. I must have a mental block somewhere, can you point my error out, please Todd?

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Thanks Todd,

I'm glad the second one is correct, makes me feel more like I earned the badge properly wink.gif I'll examine the vids more closely, I've watched the first one many times and to me it looks the same and sounds the same but when I get home on Sunday evening I'm going to play the correct notes over the first video to see if I can hear it.

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It could be my ears/eyes. It just sounds like you are going 12/14th fret up on one string instead of doing the up one string, back down one string from 12th to 14th. it's really a very small difference. For the purpose of quick licks, your vid is more than enough for a badge up. The second one is perfect!
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Thanks Todd,

I'm glad the second one is correct, makes me feel more like I earned the badge properly wink.gif I'll examine the vids more closely, I've watched the first one many times and to me it looks the same and sounds the same but when I get home on Sunday evening I'm going to play the correct notes over the first video to see if I can hear it.

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I think the difference is a missing note in Phil's take. I'm not sure, but at quick glance I don't hear the B (14th fret) twice. But I'm not sure. Could be my tired ears and eyes.

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Here is a tab of what phils first take sounds like to me. Just on note different. Hope this helps smile.gif
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I think the difference is a missing note in Phil's take. I'm not sure, but at quick glance I don't hear the B (14th fret) twice. But I'm not sure. Could be my tired ears and eyes.

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 9 2019, 08:27 PM) *
Here is a tab of what phils first take sounds like to me. Just on note different. Hope this helps smile.gif
Attached File  65_alternate.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 46


Arh, yes, agreed, E on D string instead of B on A string, I think? Small "mistake", nothing too important I would say. We had a hard time spotting it!

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very small. works done either way smile.gif


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Arh, yes, agreed, E on D string instead of B on A string, I think? Small "mistake", nothing too important I would say. We had a hard time spotting it!

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Nice!! I love that guitar. It's always a treat to see it in action. It's got great tone and looks killer. Speaking of Ibanez. I went back to drool over the 565 and they are all sold out already. I was a bit shocked. They didn't make nearly enough of them apparently. Just like the first time. I hope they do another batch. Actually I hope the do a batch every year from now on. smile.gif Well, maybe one more.

You nailed this lick start to finish. You have zero trouble with these and each one of your vids is a great example of how these licks can be played. It's clean, smooth, no string noise, etc. Just a pro level job. A pleasure to watch.

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Your vibrato continues to improve which is a good thing to see. Not too long ago your vibrato was not quite this good. The more vibrato you do, the better it will get. Without vibrato this lick and most lead licks, can sound dynamically flat. Adding vibrato gives any lick some energy. Keep working on it as you move forward! Well played! You just...

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Here is my attempt to Quick lick #65

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NICELY DONE!!!! You nailed the most important part of this lick. There is a subtle bend on the next to last note. It's that bend that gives this lick it's bluesy vibe. Before that, it's a traditional blues lick but played in a somewhat different way than might normally be done. This lick works great in any solo context just as the standard blues lick that it's based on would work. The standard way to play it would just be ascending up to the root. Instead we add change the note sequence just a bit and add a bend in a somewhat strange spot. The traditional place to put the bend is of course on the G string fretted one string above the root note and bend up one hole step. We skip that and do it as you did instead. Well played!!!

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Here is my attempt to Quick lick #65


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