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> Assignment 3: Bending Blues Lick
Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 19 2012, 07:20 PM
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Hey GMC!

Today, I shall present you with a bluesy bending lick which I came up with! Check it out below:



This lick was meant to be used as conclusion over a 6/8 bluesy riff and I used the E minor pentatonic scale colored with a lot of bends to make it more expressive.

Let's take a look at the details:

Scale: E minor pentatonic



Tab: (also check out the attached GP file)

     E    E   E   E    E   E      Q       E    Q.         
E||--14b--14--12-------12------|-------------------------||
B||---------------15b------12--|---------------15b~------||
G||----------------------------|--14br----12b------------||
D||----------------------------|-------------------------||
A||----------------------------|-------------------------||
E||----------------------------|-------------------------||


Chords used: I tuned the guitar in Drop D so I could play the riff by using simpler position shifts so, here are the chords: E5 G5 A5 and D5
The lick is accentuated by the rhythm guitar playing the D5 chord and concluding on the E5, before the riff repeats itself - check out the track where I played the lick smile.gif

Benefits:

- being able to use this lick as a conclusion over the given riff
- gaining more control over your bending mechanics
- analyzing the bending possibilities in the pentatonic context

Assignments:

1) Record the lick over the provided backing track as many times in a row as the backing allows, after you have listened to the track which I recorded (attached below)

2) For a first improvising task - try and record the lick over the given backing track, by playing it at the beginning not at the end as I did it. So start the lick in the first bar on the first beat! smile.gif It should provide different results wink.gif

Deadline: 26th of January

Any other ideas which you might come up with are always welcome, so go ahead and explore as much as you'd like!

Looking forward for your takes

Cosmin

This post has been edited by Cosmin Lupu: Jan 23 2012, 12:09 PM
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Attached File  Playing_example.wav ( 4.74MB ) Number of downloads: 52
Attached File  Lick_3___Bending_The_Blues.gp5 ( 1.8K ) Number of downloads: 37
 


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post Jan 19 2012, 10:32 PM
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Great mate ,coool lick !!! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jan 19 2012, 09:32 PM) *
Great mate ,coool lick !!! smile.gif


Thank you Sinisa! smile.gif


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Nice lick Cosmin!
Looks like the german guy has to break the ice... wink.gif

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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 21 2012, 08:13 PM) *
Nice lick Cosmin!
Looks like the german guy has to break the ice... wink.gif

Christian




Hollaa Christian! Glad you made it man!

The lick sounds very good in your take and I like the way you decided to let the final note of the lick last a little longer wink.gif

Now, what you could do to take up a notch, is trying to bring out those micro bends you may hear in my take and possibly try to vibrate the last note, by putting in a liitle bit more aggressiveness biggrin.gif

Have you tried to play it at the beginning of the progression? Just to see how it sounds as an introduction, not as a conclusion to the phrase? biggrin.gif


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Hi Cosmin,

thanks for your feedback smile.gif
Hm, I haven't tried it as an introduction, it just felt like a conclusion laugh.gif
But it's a good hint, I'll try that!


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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 22 2012, 01:27 PM) *
Hi Cosmin,

thanks for your feedback smile.gif
Hm, I haven't tried it as an introduction, it just felt like a conclusion laugh.gif
But it's a good hint, I'll try that!


It felt like a conclusion because I made the backing track suggest that tongue.gif do not let yourself deceived, my German friend! biggrin.gif


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Cool lick Cos, I tried starting and ending with the lick durring the duration of the backing, and explored a little with it mostly sticking to the same notes as you played and tried a couple slightly different phrasings.

[attachment=25990:Bending_Blues_Lick.mp3]

Aw shucks I just realized I forgot to incorporate the rake you started the lick with! doh!! rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 26 2012, 06:50 PM) *
Cool lick Cos, I tried starting and ending with the lick durring the duration of the backing, and explored a little with it mostly sticking to the same notes as you played and tried a couple slightly different phrasings.

[attachment=25990:Bending_Blues_Lick.mp3]

Aw shucks I just realized I forgot to incorporate the rake you started the lick with! doh!! rolleyes.gif


Hey man! I really like your variations and your vibrato is filled with the awesome vibe of classic rock and attitude! VERY NICE!! The tone also helps biggrin.gif Congrats! I'm posting a new one after the v-chat wink.gif it's in the same manner I guess so, maybe you'd like to have fun with this one as well biggrin.gif


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Hey thanks alot Cos man! I really apreciate the kind words buddy smile.gif And about the next lick, sure thing ,Ill definately check it out.


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