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Todd Simpson
post Dec 17 2017, 09:52 AM
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ECONOMIC PICKING & HAND STRETCH LICK


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This lick is based on "Economic Picking", E.G. Riding the horse in the direction it's going. In other words, taking advantage of the natural motion of the hand. When picking from the A string toward the D string, using two successive down strokes would be an example of "Economic Picking" smile.gif



Here is the tablature. As always, start SLOW, don't worry about playing this fast. Just focus on playing it CLEAN Speed is a byproduct of precision. Just like previous quick licks, this lick works as a warmup, practice and solo lick. Don't over stress on getting it just right, or fast enough. This is just about learning the lick.

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This lick is connected to the BRIT SABBATH COLLAB by our own GABRIEL LEOPARDI! Here is the link the collab

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=58700&st=0

*Here is the Backing Track for you to download
Attached File  sabbath.mp3 ( 2.38MB ) Number of downloads: 3


*Here is the Backing Track without Guitars
Attached File  Sabbatth_no_guitars.mp3 ( 2.38MB ) Number of downloads: 4


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If you find ECON PICKING is not your thing, or it's getting in the way, put it aside for now and try it any way that feels right. Follow your instincts!


GIVE EM HELL!

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post Dec 19 2017, 11:00 PM
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Hi Todd

this is my take.... need a lot of strech, cause i have short finger !!! wink.gif



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post Dec 20 2017, 04:09 AM
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Let me say first off, WELL DONE on having the stones to be the first to take this on. It's all about a 7 fret stretch and vibrato at that stretch using the pinky. I knew it would be a challenge. I have tried to turn it up, then turn it down on some Quick Licks. I fear I may have turned it up way to far on this one. I'm going to be turning it down for the next one. After all, these are meant to be "quick". Not something that you have to stop everything else just to learn the lilck. So I apologize for making this one so much of a bear. I appreciate you taking it on. I hope you are not the only one who tries!!! Let's debrief!

You not only did a fine job on the single pick, but also tossed in MULTiPICK!! Nice!!!! I notice that you sorta found your own picking pattern on this which is fine, the econ portion of this is only part of it. Actually playing it and getting your pinky hanging out there by itself and keeping it under control is a big part of it and you KILLED IT!!!!!

If you don't mind, can you tell me what it was like for you learning this lick? Was the picking or the pinky the harder bit? Also, do you think you could use it in a solo as with the backing for example? I'm not asking you to record another, just asking if you think you could pull it off?

Back to the biz at hand, you just...


LEVELED UP!!!!


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Hi Todd

this is my take.... need a lot of strech, cause i have short finger !!! wink.gif



Cheers

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Todd Simpson
post Dec 23 2017, 11:27 PM
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Being that it's XMAS I'm going to give everyone another week on this to get in a take. I know this one is NOT easy. I know you guys can do it!!!


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post Dec 28 2017, 01:05 PM
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post Dec 28 2017, 09:31 PM
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That was perfect. Even sped it up a bit from the original and it was still perfect and you nailed the pinky vibrato at the end as a bonus!! It's all there, the hand synch, the clean picking, the lock solid pace, the stretch, stuck the landing on the pinky and gave it a good wide vibrato. Pretty much everything I was trying to stuff in this lick you have down pat. You make it look shockingly easy as a matter of fact. I was worried that this one was just too darn hard but after seeing you just kill it, I think I may have been wrong. You really made it look like a walk in the park!!!1

I hope I get some more takes here to show that other folks can nail this as well. I'm sure it will be harder for some given that it does require large stretch and sticking the landing with the pinky which is something people usually have real difficulty with as most folks just don't use the pinky that much 7 frets out with vibrato smile.gif In short you just

LEVELED UP!!!
*Also you are one of the few with the STAR OF HONOR for completing ALL of the QUICK LICKS. Super Congrats!


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