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post Nov 24 2018, 08:43 PM
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REMINDER:
THERE IS NO SPEED REQUIREMENT IN QUICK LICKS. PLAY THIS AT ANY SPEED YOU LIKE.
This is a SHRED LICK. If you want to add a bit of shreddery to your bag of tricks. This is the lick for you. It's not a Looping lick so you can just play it once. It's more like the BEN HIGGINS approach of burst playing. It's not a Paul Gilbert style looping lick that requires top speed for a long time. It's a short lick that will let you feel what it's like to shred a bit. smile.gif


*NOTE: Keep it smooth and under control. If you find you are losing control, slow down just a pinch.
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BACKGROUND / COMMENTS: This lick works slow or fast so don't feel like you have to shred it up. The vid is just to show you what it can sound like with practice Try the Ben Higgins Burst approach and play one loop briskly, or even part of a loop to see what it will feel like to play it fast.

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post Nov 24 2018, 08:45 PM
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That's a new one. I've seen guitarists play stuff behind their back, with their teeth, but never seen anyone stand on their heard upside down while playing.

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post Nov 24 2018, 09:01 PM
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I notice that right after the post. Thanks for the head ups though wink.gif I made a new one. Love to see you give it a go!! I don't think it would take you very long. Your camera setup looks ready to go from your streaming vid which is spiff!
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That's a new one. I've seen guitarists play stuff behind their back, with their teeth, but never seen anyone stand on their heard upside down while playing.

Hinting at the fact that the tab picture is upside down?
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Very quickly done take, kinda got it right at the end:



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Take one for scrutiny Todd. I struggle with speed playing, I think I'm too tense. Ben picked it up in no time, I guess I need to try to relax more. I did try hammering on but my fingers got confused. Not enough familiarity with the notes I guess.

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I hope people take the time to watch this!!!!! It's a PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT example of how to learn a lick. Key in on the "core" of the lick, what is the lick about? Which you do and then you loop the core lick. Then you add the other bits. You stumble just a bit then work through it and NAIL IT at speed in under a minute. You sir have a gift. I have not seen anyone else able to work it out this quickly. I really hope other folks do this kind of vid to and show their progress leading up to the final lick. Sadly, while I'd be inspired by this vid, some people will be made to feel shy by it and not want to follow you lead. I hope that doesn't happen. Anyhoo, You just .....
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Very quickly done take, kinda got it right at the end:



NICE!! That's some of the best alternate picking / traverse that I think I've ever seen you play!! You have made serious gains on your playing my friend and it's great to see. About a year ago this would have been a bit more difficult for you but now you burn right through it!! As for Ben, he has a natural gift for picking things up very very quickly. I have seen him learn complex bits within just a few minutes. Sometimes he records the vid showing his learning process which I think is very spiff as well. He also knows the core of this lick from previous work as it's a core Paul Gilbert lick based on the "Back and Forth" technique. It's important to be inspired by really good playing and by good players. Some folks let it have the exact opposite effect and it throws them off their game instead of giving them something to work towards. I gotta say you have inspired me with your progress. This is a complex lick that is based on a very technical shred bit of alt picking and fret/string traverse. You play it quite well and you gotta be happy about that! Well done. You just....
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Take one for scrutiny Todd. I struggle with speed playing, I think I'm too tense. Ben picked it up in no time, I guess I need to try to relax more. I did try hammering on but my fingers got confused. Not enough familiarity with the notes I guess.

https://youtu.be/kJ7q3cCd1AE


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BINGO!! You got it smile.gif That's the idea. This is a great way to run any scale. Once you understand the note sequence, you can apply it to pretty much any scale you want. You have a very goodstart on being able to shred this bit like crazy. With a bit more practice, it will be studio ready!It's plenty ready enough for Quick Licks. Your Hand Synch is a pinch off in spots but that's
probably due to the lick being new and playing it briskly. The important thing is you havepicked up on how to play this complex sequencing. To get better hand synch, try loopingthis with a metronome or software drums, anything to have a reference beat. Gettingboth hands to do the same thing at the same time does take work but it's worth doing.Keep this lick in your practice routine until you can shred it with perfect hand synch andyou will be ready for pretty much any REC lesson that is heavy on right/left hand synchronization!For now you just..
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Niiiiiicccceee!! This is a tricky bit to play at speed and you rip right through it. Several times actually just to make sure smile.gif Not a hop, skip or jump anywhere. Smooth, precise, brisk and under control. Impressive to be sure. This one requires precision and that's what you show here. The mute never lifts, the picking never gets wonky, timing is solid, it's all there. Yet again, another fine performance. Well played sir!!
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