LICK OF THE DAY

Minor II V I

Chord voicings to be played over a minor II V I in D.

Here we use chords from the D harmonic minor scale. The chord progression is build around an ascending melodic line, with tension notes or alterations on the V7 chord (#9 & b13) and resolves to the I-9 chord.

Use the neck pickup and cut the high freqs with the tone knob if necessary.
I use the Mesa Boogie V-Twin preamp on the clean channel connected directly to the sound card and I'm adding a little bit of reverb and compression in Pro Tools.

Pentatonic Legato

For this pentatonic lick we will use the legato technique. It's a good way to build strength in our fretting hand.

Nothing complicated here, just the C pentatonic scale in wich we add the blue note note at the end of the lick. Work slowly and keep your fretting hand
as relaxed as possible!

I use the Fulltone OCD pedal and the clean channel of the Mesa Boogie V-Twin preamp with some reverb added in pro tools.

Triad Runs

Chord triads are useful in country, they help create rhythm variations.

A triad uses 3 notes from the major or minor scale, the Root (1),the 3rd(3) and the 5th (5). These notes make up a major or minor chord in its simplest form.

Use the bridge and neck pickups, for country rhythm sound. Software used for this kind of sound is Guitar Rig 5 with a factory preset - Country Twang Clean.