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Todd Simpson
INTRO

This is PART II of what we started in the last Quick Licks with SHREDDING THE BLUES. This lick also goes great with GABES blues backing from the JAM WITH GABE COLLAB. It's a very cool backing to jam over and you can use any inspiration from this to create a take for the GABE JAM! Here is the link to the JAM WITH GABE page.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry760442

Just like the last licks YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PLAY THIS FAST. You can play it at any speed that feels right and it will still sound great against the backing or by itself. It's a great way to start building your speed/precision. It was with licks like this that I finally broke through my own speed barrier and began to be able to play at any speed I liked. This lick uses something similar to a BAR CHORD and you fret two strings at once and leave them fretted. Then you do pull offs and picking which makes it sound like you are playing way faster than you actually are. Your palm muting is very important since these two strings stay fretted and you have to mute any unwanted string noise.

This is taken directly from my solo for the JAM WITH GABE collab.
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*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.

*Make sure to watch the vid!.


*NOTE: This lick is a great transition lick from not being able to shred, to being able to shred. It lets you play beyond your regular ability by leveraging pull offs and a barred shape instead of making the left hand stay in constant motion like many shred licks.

BACKGROUND / COMMENTS : You can pick this any way that feels comfortable. I'm picking it using the same approach. Trust your fingers and let them guide you. Getting used to finding your way is also part of the key to breaking your own speed barrier.

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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

fzalfa
Todd

weather is too Hot, but i'm in, i'll found some time during the fresh of the night

Cheers

Laurent
MonkeyDAthos
QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 5 2018, 09:43 PM) *
weather is too Hot, but i'm in, i'll found some time during the fresh of the night


Laurent


I feel you! we went from on of the coldest July of the past few years to freaking +40Âșc wacko.gif wacko.gif
Todd Simpson
Can't wait to hear it!! smile.gif Feel free to mod it if you like.
Todd
QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 5 2018, 04:43 PM) *
Todd

weather is too Hot, but i'm in, i'll found some time during the fresh of the night

Cheers

Laurent
Todd Simpson
How is this coming Fzalfa?

QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 5 2018, 04:43 PM) *
Todd

weather is too Hot, but i'm in, i'll found some time during the fresh of the night

Cheers

Laurent
onetabmat
Todd Simpson
Nicely Done!!! This is the one of those that I used that TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES "ish" opening riff thing to build a solo lick. This is not an easy bit to play. It requires pretty much constant string traverse and you pick hand never gets to stop moving. It's pretty much non stop the entire time. You did very well on this which is Awesome! Learning just about any Racer X or Paul Gilbert tune/riff/lick is a great way to learn a lot of things at one time. You'll find those skills translate to a host of other things. Super Congrats!! You KRUSHED it. You are knocking up against the upper decks on Rank for Quick Licks. In no time at all you may over take as TOP DAWG.Keep it up! Nailed it and .....
LEVELED UP!!!!!
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Todd
QUOTE (onetabmat @ Nov 29 2018, 02:03 PM) *
Caelumamittendum
Todd Simpson
NAILED IT!!! This one is a bit tricky. I've been trying to share this picking pattern for several years in various forms and folks seem to really struggle with it. Not so here. Smooth as glass and clean as a whistle Good pull offs as well. Tight hand synch, and very deft finger work. I could not be happier with the take. I must say I'm very impressed with your playing. These are some of the best takes I've ever seen in quick licks. You just....
LEVELED UP!!!!
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Todd
QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 18 2019, 12:26 AM) *
Phil66
Take 1 up for scrutiny Sarge, tricky little bugger this one.

https://youtu.be/MBO3MVGUKZg
Todd Simpson
You may have noticed that this is the same picking pattern that is used in so many quick licks and bootcamps. Two strikes on one string, then two strikes on the next string up then repeat. The only thing that changes is what is being fretted. If you can get this picking pattern down you can play a huge variety of licks using only four pick strikes. I can hear that your first finger is having a bit of a hard time fretting two strings at once which is another challenge in this one. That's something that will also get better with time. But you have the mechanics of this lick down and it's NOT an easy lick. I'm playing it at full chat and making it look like it's not that tough until one digs in and realizes it's far more tricky than it looks. You've got this one and well done for giving it a go!
You just..
LEVELED UP!!!

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Todd
QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 10 2019, 04:29 PM) *
Take 1 up for scrutiny Sarge, tricky little bugger this one.

https://youtu.be/MBO3MVGUKZg
Phil66
Thanks buddy, it was very tricky.
Todd Simpson
This is a tricky one indeed!! at first glance it sounds like it's gonna be a cake walk, then one tries to play it. smile.gif

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 10 2019, 06:42 PM) *
Thanks buddy, it was very tricky.

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