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In this Quick Lick, we use the same finger bar lick from 116 and add a PINKY STRETCH so you have to stick the landing and try not to miss a beat. This is a capstone lesson as we will be taking a break from Quick Licks and capping it at 117 for the time being. We have over a hundred of these to choose from and you can start from anywhere! Just try one, post a video and shoot me a PM to get critiqued and badged up!


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Phil66
Gutted these are stopping, they've really helped me with my picking and hand sync. Also my ocd doesn't like them stopping at 117, I could probably handle 120 but 117? wacko.gif que sera sera

I'll be posting on Monday buddy.

Cheers

Phil
Todd Simpson
I think you are ready to push yourself in bootcamp. Your fingers have come a LONG WAY!!!! These quick licks have given you the precision and control you need to get through the crazy licks that come your way in bootcamp smile.gif

Not to mention, you are going out on top!!!! The TOP DAWG in Quick Licks.
Todd

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Feb 1 2020, 06:52 PM) *
Gutted these are stopping, they've really helped me with my picking and hand sync. Also my ocd doesn't like them stopping at 117, I could probably handle but 117? wacko.gif que sera sera

I'll be posting on Monday buddy.

Cheers

Phil
Phil66
I know what you're saying buddy, I'm just a bit peeved because I put a lot of time and effort in to catch up on about fifty of the Quick Licks that I hadn't done so that I was on top of them and could just do one a week from now on, leaving me time to do Bootcamp and my work with Gab then they go and stop sad.gif
klasaine
Adios to the Todd 'Quick Licks' series.
I will go out in grand style. Not only making a chord progression backing track to play it over but adding an upper harmony part late 70s or 80s power pop style. The Knack meets the Cars.
Big pinky stretch on the high harmony part. I probably couldn't have done it if some of the previous QLs didn't employ it. Thanks Todd!
*Go Kansas City!

Todd Simpson
That is indeed going out in grand style!! You took that lick that was already trick, and doubled down with a crazy pinky reach and you stuck the landing perfectly. NICE!!!!! I love what you did with it. Amazing work Ken, as usual. I do hope you continue with quick licks as there are about 100 you can pick from and make some cool out of. I love seeing what you come up with each week! Needless to say, you just.
LEVELED UP!!
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 2 2020, 07:16 PM) *
Adios to the Todd 'Quick Licks' series.
I will go out in grand style. Not only making a chord progression backing track to play it over but adding an upper harmony part late 70s or 80s power pop style. The Knack meets the Cars.
Big pinky stretch on the high harmony part. I probably couldn't have done it if some of the previous QLs didn't employ it. Thanks Todd!
*Go Kansas City!

Phil66
Nice work Ken, one day I hope to be able to understand enough to put together a progression and play a QL or Bootcamp over it. Thanks for the inspiration cool.gif

Take 1 Sarge, I bought out my old multi-coloured axe for the goodbye post cool.gif

https://youtu.be/eXqu6a2Ah9A
klasaine
Thanks guys.
@Phil ... most of these licks are short enough to be in one key. They are also meant to be repetitive. Find the key of the lick and try a major chord, minor chord or a power chord. One or all will work as "home". Then just move that same shape of chord down two frets then down five frets. For example in this lick 117 use D to C to G then back to D or try D to Em to A to G. You really don't need "theory" for this. Just experiment.
Record the lick and loop it. Play chords behind it and see what works. That's pretty much the way everyone does it, at least to start.
Phil66
QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 3 2020, 08:52 PM) *
You really don't need "theory" for this. Just experiment.


Thanks Ken, trust me, I need to know in my head because my ear won't tell me, I'll end up playing three chords from totally the wrong key and it would sound okay to me. Maybe I overcomplicate things.

Cheers

Phil
Todd Simpson
Going out in Style!! NICE AXE!!! I love crackle finishes. Timeless IMHO!!! smile.gif You have made a LOT of progress very rapidly in doing all these quick licks. I think it will serve you very well in BOOTCAMP!!!! You are ready to make the switch from being graded lightly here in Quick Licks to being Graded under a microscope in BOOTCAMP!!! This is very well played and you nail the pinky bit which is very impressive! this is not an easy lick for folks who don't use their pinky often enough. You killed it!!
I think you will also gain more theory knowledge as you progress in bootcamp. There are a few capstone Missions where you have to improvise a solo for example. Also, you can take any Mission in Bootcamp and play it over a musical backing instead of a click track. You can practice creating a musical backing if you like To get more practice in learning the relationship between a lick and a rythm bit that goes with it.

As for this one. You are still our TOP DAWG and retain the STAR OF HONOR!!! Well done Phil!! You just..

LEVLELED UP!!!
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Feb 3 2020, 04:40 PM) *
Nice work Ken, one day I hope to be able to understand enough to put together a progression and play a QL or Bootcamp over it. Thanks for the inspiration cool.gif

Take 1 Sarge, I bought out my old multi-coloured axe for the goodbye post cool.gif

https://youtu.be/eXqu6a2Ah9A
Phil66
Thanks Todd. I'll be working on bootcamp in the coming days/weeks/months/years wink.gif
onetabmat
Todd Simpson
NICE!! You've got a very good fluidity going on this which is quite impressive. You are playing it at speed and not missing a beat. Good picking, good fretting, good muting, BAM! It's all there. This is the kind of thing I always hope for as an instructor. To see serious progress to the point of a degree of mastery. Well played my friend. Not only have you finished every single Quick Lick, you are also the second recepient (Ever) of the STAR OF HONOR in Quick Licks for completing every, single, crazy, freaking, one of them. Congratulations. You've earned. Going out in Style!!!! You are already kicking as in BOOTCAMP. I think Quick Licks has prepared you well for the RIVER OF BLOOD!!!!
You just..
LEVELED UP!!!!

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