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Todd Simpson
post Jun 2 2018, 10:53 PM
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Quick Licks #30 PENTATONIC INVERSIONS
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PENTATONIC INVERSIONS!! Ok, so what the heck does that even mean? Well, it's just a way of running the Pentatonic/Blues Scale. You can run it with or without the "Blues Note" (E.G. Flatted 5th). In this example, we are using the blues note. But it will work either way.

The good news is that this lick works with the FUNK BACKING that we have been using. By now you should have several licks that work with that backing that you can string together and make an actual solo!!

*Make sure to watch the vid, don't skip it and just look at the tab, the tab is just where to put your fingers, not the lesson.



*NOTE: Keep your mute so that you don't get string noise.
*Here is Guitar Pro Tab for Quick Licks 30
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I've put this lick in G so that it fits with the GABE FUNK COLLAB backing. Give it a go! Here is the backing track.


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Please let me know if you have any questions about this lick, send me a PM if you like or post here. I'm happy to help! smile.gif
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This is a Soldano Patch with a bit of Spice! It's what I'm using in the video.

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post Jun 3 2018, 02:22 AM
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I've been practicing something like this for a while now as a bit from this solo from Richie Faulkner. A similar lick is at 0:37, it's a really cool way to descend.


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post Jun 3 2018, 06:53 PM
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post Jun 4 2018, 03:01 AM
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Holy Crap!! He stole my lick note for note!! I want it back! smile.gif Kidding. But yea! He does a great job of putting this lick in context and you do a great job of playing this lick!! For those curious, here is Mr Faulkner ripping it up!!

From seeing you play this at speed, I can tell you have put the time in working on it. It's great that we have the serendipity of you already working on it for another thing you are learning!! That's just awesome. The universe sometimes lines up like that. I'd take it as a sign that you are meant to learn this lick and learn it well. The good news is, YOU HAVE!! You really do get the mechanics and the soul of this lick. You are ready to use it as part of your chops in soloing.
It's not an easy lick. The pinky roll is something that many people struggle with and some never quite get. You clearly have overcome this and are ready to rip it up!! We are only going through one octave in this quick lick, but you can easily take this approach to two octaves or even three! Also we are doing it descending, you can also do it ascending as Mr Faulkner does. If you are learning that solo then you will be doing it up and down as that's what he does. It's killer solo!
You have a really good handle on this and it's great to see!!!! In other words
KRUSHED IT!!!!
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post Jun 7 2018, 08:55 PM
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This has been hard, I'm still struggling with palm mute and left hand mute but here's my attempt anyway. If you want to fully critique, go ahead, if you want another take I'll give you one.

Please excuse the awful vibrato, I pulled a forearm muscle at work a little bit today sad.gif

Cheers buddy.

https://youtu.be/GaG3b752sDk


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Nice!! You've got this Phil. This is a very handy lick for working on your finger dexterity and articulation but it's also a great lick for playing in a solo! You can play it slow or fast in a solo and it will still work well. You don't have to shred it.
You did a fine job of doing the PINKY rolls! That's the focus in this one. Being able to roll the pinky and still fret a note. This can be tricky. It can sound quite bad until one gets used to it. You clearly have put in the time and have a good handle on this. Try to multi pick it in a practice session. It will give it a different vibe.

This makes a great warm up lick as well. Try to play it at least once during your practice sessions. Also, this is only through one octave. Try to see if you can earball it and find the notes through the second octave.

Your muting is on point here! I don't here extra string noise which is great since this lick is all traverse the entire way through and goes backwards as well as forwards. In short, this is not an easy lick and you played it quite well!!! in other words you just...

LEVELED UP!!!!!!

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This has been hard, I'm still struggling with palm mute and left hand mute but here's my attempt anyway. If you want to fully critique, go ahead, if you want another take I'll give you one.

Please excuse the awful vibrato, I pulled a forearm muscle at work a little bit today sad.gif

Cheers buddy.

https://youtu.be/GaG3b752sDk

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Thanks Todd,

I'll repost soon when it's a little better. I'm still working on the sweep ones and will post a progress take soon.

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Looking forward to it smile.gif A lick can always be better. Any time you wanna put up a new version just let me know and I'd be happy to give it a critique! You are making great progress on these and have a good momentum going. Keep it up! Just make sure to KEEP IT FUN!! If it starts to feeling boring or like "work" STOP!! And play something else, or put the guitar down and doing something else entirely. Keeping balanced so that you don't get burned out is the key to success IMHO!!

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Thanks Todd,

I'll repost soon when it's a little better. I'm still working on the sweep ones and will post a progress take soon.

Cheers

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post Jun 19 2018, 09:52 PM
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post Jun 25 2018, 06:16 AM
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NICE!! This is a tough one. It requires a pinky roll that many folks find a serious challenge. Per usual you rip right through it. I can tell you put in the time to get this right. You have very solid picking technique and very good palm muting. Zero string noise and no bad notes, no missed strikes. You have developed very clean and solid technique. It's great to see as it's the foundation for so much of what being a good player is all about. You have gotten to the point where you are ready to jump in to improv and writing your own stuff imho. Keep it up! As for this one, SORTED!!!
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The second one was spot on!! This is a very handy way to add some spice to a blues lick. It's something you don't often hear as it's a very technical way to play a semi non technical bit of blues. That's what makes it stand out. Try it in different keys and keep it handy for your solos!! You just..

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NAILED IT!!! The cleanest one of these so far and you play it at speed without even changing the expression on your face, much less breaking a sweat! Well played. Also I really dig your tone here. Just enough gain and the delay works really well. Is that a custom bias patch? Well played, great tone, SCORE!!!!
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