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INTRO

In this lick, I'm using some shred style licks against a blues style backing. I'm using a modified blues scale lick which uses the same note pattern on 3 strings which makes it much easier to shred the crap out of it!! This lick is NOT about picking every single note. This lick works as a picking drill if you want to work on your picking, just go ahead and pick every single note. But for use in a solo, try to use hammer ons/pull offs, where possible. It lets the lick flow more smoothly and eliminates hiccups in delivery of the lick.

So try to NOT pick as much of this lick as you can and try to keep it flowing smoothly. You DO NOT have to play it at the same speed I'm doing. I'm just showing how it will sound once you get used to it and play it quite a few times. Eventually it will have this "vibe". Basically Rockabilly mixed with Shred. smile.gif

This lick is from my Solo for the JAM WITH GABE collab. You can download the backing and get more info on the collab at this link.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry760442
*Here is the BACKING TRACK. Download it and try to play the lick over it. You don't have to use the backing in your Quick Licks video if you don't want to.
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*Make sure to watch the vid!.


*NOTE: Make sure NOT to "Over Pick" this one. If you find that picking each note is getting in the way of it sounding fluid and smooth, trade picked notes for hammer/pull notes.

BACKGROUND / COMMENTS : You can use any fingers you like on this. Pinky or not. I'm using the first three as it sets up the next lick which requires my pinky to leap several frets.

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BTW:
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!

Todd

Todd Simpson
P.S. You DO NOT have to play this lick at this speed. I realize that just impossible in many cases. You can play this lick slowly and still have it work great with the Gabe backing smile.gif
Todd
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 28 2018, 03:46 PM) *
INTRO

In this lick, I'm using some shred style licks against a blues style backing. I'm using a modified blues scale lick which uses the same note pattern on 3 strings which makes it much easier to shred the crap out of it!! This lick is NOT about picking every single note. This lick works as a picking drill if you want to work on your picking, just go ahead and pick every single note. But for use in a solo, try to use hammer ons/pull offs, where possible. It lets the lick flow more smoothly and eliminates hiccups in delivery of the lick.

So try to NOT pick as much of this lick as you can and try to keep it flowing smoothly. You DO NOT have to play it at the same speed I'm doing. I'm just showing how it will sound once you get used to it and play it quite a few times. Eventually it will have this "vibe". Basically Rockabilly mixed with Shred. smile.gif

This lick is from my Solo for the JAM WITH GABE collab. You can download the backing and get more info on the collab at this link.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry760442
*Here is the BACKING TRACK. Download it and try to play the lick over it. You don't have to use the backing in your Quick Licks video if you don't want to.
Click to view attachment

*Make sure to watch the vid!.


*NOTE: Make sure NOT to "Over Pick" this one. If you find that picking each note is getting in the way of it sounding fluid and smooth, trade picked notes for hammer/pull notes.

BACKGROUND / COMMENTS : You can use any fingers you like on this. Pinky or not. I'm using the first three as it sets up the next lick which requires my pinky to leap several frets.



BTW:
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!

Todd

onetabmat
Todd Simpson
NICE!!! This is a tricky lick. It's got a lot of things going on at once and it's a bit of an odd note pattern to boot and it lands on a note that isn't the root, so it doesn't resolve. It's a very fun lick to play and works great as a solo lick. It also works great as a practice lick! I'd say try to play it with your pinky during your own practice bits, also try to work the pinky in to other quick licks if you can. It's always a finger that could use the work!! But that's not a deal killer here. You played the lick well and picked it up quick and that's all that matters!!! You just..
LEVELED UP!!!
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Well played! Keep it up!!Todd

QUOTE (onetabmat @ Nov 22 2018, 03:45 PM) *
Caelumamittendum
Todd Simpson
NAILED IT!!! You are really krushing these. It's impressive. Not one of your takes has had any sort of flaw or even anything I can think to offer advice on as your technique is spot on, your control and confidence on the instruments is truly impressive and your precision is top notch. I try to create these to be a bit challenging but your playing is so good that you don't seem to be challenged at all by these. I Hope you find them enjoyable at least smile.gif Your playing really is just fantastic. I've really enjoyed watching you play these. You seem to get what I'm going for on each and every one. You keep the same points of emphasis, the same points of vibrato, etc. It's like you know exactly what I"m looking for even if it's not actually in the tablature. Impressive.
You just ...
LEVELED UP!!!
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 18 2019, 12:25 AM) *
Phil66
Take 1 up for scrutiny Sarge. I am hopeless at these repeated sequences, this is the one that killed me and I didn't do any QLs for a long time. Picked it up again this evening. this took about ten takes, you can see the tension in my left hand from the concentration trying to get it right. I actually managed two passes, just about.

https://youtu.be/2bTWzo8s-HY
Todd Simpson
You got it! This one is a bit of a finger twister to be sure. It combines a tricky scale inversion with a lot of back and forth inside the shape. It's not an easy bit of playing to be sure. It's easy to get finger confusion on licks like this. Working through these is very good practice though. Congrats on getting it!
You just...
LEVELED UP!!


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Todd
QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 8 2019, 04:57 PM) *
Take 1 up for scrutiny Sarge. I am hopeless at these repeated sequences, this is the one that killed me and I didn't do any QLs for a long time. Picked it up again this evening. this took about ten takes, you can see the tension in my left hand from the concentration trying to get it right. I actually managed two passes, just about.

https://youtu.be/2bTWzo8s-HY
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