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GMC Forum _ Todd Simpson _ Quick Licks #60 Blues Lick With Hammer/pulls

Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 29 2018, 08:15 PM

Blues Scale Combined with Minor Scale with Bends and Hammer/Pulls!
This is a blues lick with some hammer on/pull off bits added in. Also we are combining the Blues scale and the Minor scale to create a bit of a hybrid type lick. This is something you can do with any scales that you like. You can blend parts of two scales together to come up with something that sounds unique and original instead of just playing the notes in the standard scale. It's all part of working toward your own "Style".Give this a shot!

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*NOTE: Keep it smooth and under control. If you find you are losing control, slow down just a pinch. If you want to add one take where you are pushing the edge for speed and get a bit wonky, that's perfectly fine.


BACKGROUND / COMMENTS: This is a great way to get used to combining both different scales and different techniques in to one lick.

Hit me up with any questions!
Todd



Posted by: onetabmat Jan 6 2019, 07:09 PM




the link to this lick on the master thread is not working.

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jan 7 2019, 08:19 PM

Nice!!! This one combines bending to pitch with hammer ons so it's an odd combo but it works well together. It does great for working on transitioning between techniques. Most drills focus on a single technique, it's important to try to create drills in your own practice that combine several techniques to allow you the chance to practice making the transition between them. It's being able to make this transition in a guitar solo that makes the solo sound smooth. Many times, folks get stuck on on technique, e.g. pinch harmonics, and require several beats before then lick to prepare and several after the lick to recover in a guitar solo. This can create odd gaps in ones soloing that don't always sound great. I'm not saying that you are guilty of this, just mentioning it as this is a combo lick and is great as preventing such things. Well played! You just..

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the link to this lick on the master thread is not working.

Posted by: Caelumamittendum Sep 19 2019, 07:47 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 1 2019, 06:54 AM

A great example of bending to tone. Bend is just right. You do it more than once to show that itt wasn't a fluke. Played smooth and in control the entire time. The switch from the bend to the scale bits was very slick. No pause for hand shift. Just slick as you please. Nice
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Posted by: Phil66 Dec 2 2019, 09:49 PM

Todd, I can see what you're doing in the video so it's not a big deal but the TAB and the GP5 file are incorrect unless I'm missing something.

The first note is bent on the 14th fret not the twelfth, also it sounds like a two fret not a two tone bend to my ears but my ears ain't that good so I could be blowing outta my ass rolleyes.gif . Maybe it's because the original note is A and not G that the error has occurred, ie the bend to B from G would be two whole tones as you obviously know, but as it's played in the video to B from A then it's only a single tone. Not complaining buddy, just a heads up wink.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 3 2019, 12:01 AM

Good eye and good ear Phil! Thanks for the heads up, take a look now.

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Todd, I can see what you're doing in the video so it's not a big deal but the TAB and the GP5 file are incorrect unless I'm missing something.

The first note is bent on the 14th fret not the twelfth, also it sounds like a two fret not a two tone bend to my ears but my ears ain't that good so I could be blowing outta my ass rolleyes.gif . Maybe it's because the original note is A and not G that the error has occurred, ie the bend to B from G would be two whole tones as you obviously know, but as it's played in the video to B from A then it's only a single tone. Not complaining buddy, just a heads up wink.gif

Posted by: Phil66 Dec 3 2019, 09:40 PM

Take 1 Sarge, how would you describe my picking technique? Is it economy? I didn't think about it I just did it and when I watched the video it looked weird.

https://youtu.be/eknpKmvvf8Y

Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 4 2019, 02:01 AM

I"d call it econ picking "Ish"! smile.gif Econ is just two up or down strikes in a row when it comes down to it. Soo any time you use the same pick direction on two ore more notes, you are doing a bit of ECON PICKING. It can be more than two of course, but two is all it really takes. This is really a classic blues lick with a bit extra thrown in on top to make it a bit more fun. smile.gif I like the sort of improv you do when you slow it down a bit. Cool stuff!! You've got this one. You are ready to move on and kick it where it counts!


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u describe my picking technique? Is it economy? I didn't think about it I just did it and when I watched the video it looked weird.

https://youtu.be/eknpKmvvf8Y

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Posted by: Phil66 Dec 4 2019, 08:59 AM

Thanks Sarge,

Badge is number 75 now though not 77 wink.gif

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