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post Mar 10 2013, 11:45 AM
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Hi Guys. This time I've got a sliding pentatonic lick for you. It's similar to the pciked AP pentatonic licks that John McLaughlin and Zakk Wylde may use except I approach it here from a legato perspective. Or to be more exact, a combination of occasional down strokes, hammer ons and slides. It's played in a triplet rhythm.. 6 notes ascending, 6 notes descending. You can move these shapes up and down through the pentatonic scale any way you choose. You could even jump to even further intervals, not just the next pattern in line. Enjoy !!

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post Mar 10 2013, 06:30 PM
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Oh man cool.gif I just love how there is so many possible combinations to connect notes. Even good ol' pentatonic !

And those little slides make this lick sound like bit Japanese... tongue.gif

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post Mar 11 2013, 11:50 AM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Mar 10 2013, 05:30 PM) *
Oh man cool.gif I just love how there is so many possible combinations to connect notes. Even good ol' pentatonic !

And those little slides make this lick sound like bit Japanese... tongue.gif


Yep, the old penta never gets.... umm... old ! tongue.gif


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post Mar 12 2013, 04:59 PM
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In the process of doing one for #6.
I'm working on the position shift. It's proving difficult for me to get smoothly and convincingly.

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post Mar 12 2013, 05:02 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 12 2013, 03:59 PM) *
In the process of doing one for #6.
I'm working on the position shift. It's proving difficult for me to get smoothly and convincingly.


Great ! Yes, the shifts can be tricky.. but when you nail a really smooth run it's so satisfying !


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post Mar 12 2013, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 12 2013, 05:02 PM) *
Great ! Yes, the shifts can be tricky.. but when you nail a really smooth run it's so satisfying !
and if not, you can always kick something
sorry, I couldnt resist
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post Mar 13 2013, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Mar 12 2013, 09:33 PM) *
and if not, you can always kick something
sorry, I couldnt resist


Fair enough !! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 13 2013, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 13 2013, 04:39 PM) *
Fair enough !! biggrin.gif

was wondering , for the chats did you just run you marshall direct into your interface
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post Mar 14 2013, 01:27 AM
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Well, my technique on this one is not where I'd ultimately like it to be - but I'm offering it up anyway.

Attached File  DR000075.mp3 ( 576.38K ) Number of downloads: 102


I know it's sloppy and my time is not perfectly spot on (especially the ending 1/2 version of the lick - I rush).
This is definitely something I'm going to be working on - 1/16 note triplets incorporated into longer phrases and lines.

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post Mar 14 2013, 10:15 AM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Mar 13 2013, 09:53 PM) *
was wondering , for the chats did you just run you marshall direct into your interface


Yes, sometimes I'd run the sound out through the pc.. but a lot of the time you guys were hearing the sound coming through the speaker cab.

For these clips though, it's DI'd into the audio interface as usual smile.gif

QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 14 2013, 12:27 AM) *
Well, my technique on this one is not where I'd ultimately like it to be - but I'm offering it up anyway.

Attached File  DR000075.mp3 ( 576.38K ) Number of downloads: 102


I know it's sloppy and my time is not perfectly spot on (especially the ending 1/2 version of the lick - I rush).
This is definitely something I'm going to be working on - 1/16 note triplets incorporated into longer phrases and lines.


Sounds brilliant ! Very cool to hear it used in a musical context, I love these little tunes you do.

Are you using hybrid picking at any point with some of these licks, it sounds like it ? smile.gif


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post Mar 14 2013, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 14 2013, 09:15 AM) *
Sounds brilliant ! Very cool to hear it used in a musical context, I love these little tunes you do.

Are you using hybrid picking at any point with some of these licks, it sounds like it ? smile.gif


Thanks man. I really want to get the fast triplet thing 'clean'. I'm making it one of my practice focus points (so thank you!)

As for hybrid picking - yes. I do it but in no systematic way. It's just something that's evolved naturally in my playing. I also palm my pick here and there w/o thinking about it.


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post Mar 14 2013, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Mar 12 2013, 10:33 PM) *
and if not, you can always kick something

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post Mar 14 2013, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 14 2013, 03:48 PM) *
Thanks man. I really want to get the fast triplet thing 'clean'. I'm making it one of my practice focus points (so thank you!)

As for hybrid picking - yes. I do it but in no systematic way. It's just something that's evolved naturally in my playing. I also palm my pick here and there w/o thinking about it.


Glad to hear you've adopted it for practise !

Regards the hybrid thing.. same here. I never set out to do it, it just happened automatically.. there's no rhyme or reason behind what I do either, I just plink and plonk when it seems right biggrin.gif


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