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Todd Simpson
post Dec 31 2017, 04:15 AM
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BENDING AND VIBRATO


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This lick is an is based on a very old blues lick. It's been part of "Rock" guitar since rock guitar became a thing. It's a very basic lick that can be the basis of an entire solo. It's also a great starting off point for a solo as it calls attention to itself to lets folks know that the guitar solo has begun smile.gif There are wads of ways to play this lick so it's very versatile. If it's not part of your bag of tricks, it should be and by the end of this it will be!!! If you are familiar with it, then make it your own and add your own flair to it. I'll include the backing track that I"m playing with as well for you to jam over.



Here is the tablature. This lick doesn't have that many notes so the tab is pretty simple. It's what you do with this lick that makes it special. This is just a starting point.

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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  sabbathbacking.mp3 ( 2.38MB ) Number of downloads: 15


*Here is the Backing Track without Guitars
Attached File  Sabbatth_no_guitars.mp3 ( 2.38MB ) Number of downloads: 28

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BTW:
This is just a starting point, feel free to add your own flourish during your vid. Add any techniques you lick on top of this to make it your own smile.gif

BONUS: Here is the OVERLOUD TH3 patch I'm using in this solo in case you want to try it out smile.gif Still my fave guitar plugin. Enjoy!!
Attached File  sabbathTH2.xml.zip ( 2.38K ) Number of downloads: 34


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post Jan 1 2018, 01:53 PM
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Here's a quickfire shot at it smile.gif I even tried putting some vibrato into the double stop bend things. Gave it a bit of a twist of my own smile.gif



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post Jan 1 2018, 06:22 PM
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Perfect! This is what I'm looking for. Notice how he took the lick and made it his own thing by adding his own bits. This is aVERY handy lick to use in solos so it's worth knowing about. You can lead in with it, or end with it, or use it in the middle as connective tissue. It's worth keeping in your bag of tricks!

BEN is making it look way easy!! It's not a hard lick so don't be intimidated by it and you can interpret it any way you like. Well done BEN you freaking KILLED IT!!!!!

In other words you just ...

LEVELED UP!!!....

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Here's a quickfire shot at it smile.gif I even tried putting some vibrato into the double stop bend things. Gave it a bit of a twist of my own smile.gif



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post Jan 1 2018, 09:45 PM
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This is a bit more my style smile.gif



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post Jan 2 2018, 02:36 AM
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Look at that smooth playing!! NICE!! I can see that you are a bit more comfy with this smile.gif You have a very confident and musical approach on this one. Your playing is very natural and and musical. Your technique is solid from every angle and you take the lick idea and move it around to other strings as well. You clearly have a good grasp of this lick!!! I'm planning for more of this type in the future. Well done! in other words you just...

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post Jan 2 2018, 10:10 PM
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Ok Todd, couldn't resist having a noodle with this bunch of notes. Nice one. I like the fact that you've given us a bunch of notes, shown us one way of using them and let us create something along those lines. I hope I've don't that without breaking too far out.

I think this piece was inspired by the bagpiper that we had playing for twenty minutes, it was stirring and had an impact on me, I actually wanted to get some bagpipes. Maybe Kris could create www.bagpipemasterclass.net wink.gif

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I knew we would get it smoothed out at some point! Glad you dig it smile.gif I think I'm going to try to keep open like this. Seems to work! Let's review! I like your chops here! You've got a really good handle on the lick and I think you are more than ready to put this to good use in a solo/backing/song etc. That's where the rubber really meets the road. Next time you record a solo of any kind, put this lick in and listen back to see what you think! You dig a great job on this one. Good technique, timing, hands talking to eachother, nice! In other words you just..


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 2 2018, 05:10 PM) *
Ok Todd, couldn't resist having a noodle with this bunch of notes. Nice one. I like the fact that you've given us a bunch of notes, shown us one way of using them and let us create something along those lines. I hope I've don't that without breaking too far out.

I think this piece was inspired by the bagpiper that we had playing for twenty minutes, it was stirring and had an impact on me, I actually wanted to get some bagpipes. Maybe Kris could create www.bagpipemasterclass.net wink.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsoNxGoVqt8



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post Mar 12 2018, 12:15 AM
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I freestyled Sarge trying multiple fingerings!
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Another lick up at the 12th fret where string tension comes in to play. If you are using 10 gauge strings I'd say try 9 gauge, if you are using 9 gauge, try 8 gauge. It makes bends much easier, especially as you are getting used to them. You have the mechanics of this lick down. Now you can work on the vibrato and subtlety. This lick is used in millions of solos, it's a great way in or out of a guitar solo. Keep it in your bag of tricks that you regularly use and try it in a solo ASAP!!! For now you just..


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lick 8



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Nice!! You've got this nailed. You have a very nice bend in there and make it to pitch each time. Very good control over the bended string and a very fine sense of vibrato at the end of the lick which is exactly what I wanted to see. This is a classic rock lick that can be used as an intro or outro in nearly any solo you feel it fits in to. This lick always works well in the context of a solo and that's what makes it such a handy thing to have on one's bag of tricks!! It's one of the core licks that every player should know and know well. It looks like you are already familiar with it, or you have just quickly mastered it. Either way well done!! You just...
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