Altered Voicings

In this lick we will take a look at several useful altered voicings.

This E7 altered chord is basicaly a seventh chord in which we replace one or more diatonic notes by non diatonic notes: the alterations are b9, #9, #11 and b13.

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 the DAW.

Pentatonic Power

Here's a cool & powerful bluesy lick that you can use in many different musical situations.

The lick is built with the C Blues scale. Notice the passing tone (Db note) in the middle of the first bar and the major third (E note) at the end of the lick.

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

Quick Entry

Short lick played in the extended major pentatonic scale.

C major pentatonic scale.
The major pentatonic scale is similar to major diatonic scale, but without the fourth and the seventh note.
Ex: C major pentatonic consists of C, D, E, G, and A.

Use the bridge pickup for a classic Telecaster sound. Software used for this kind of sound is Guitar Rig 5 with a factory preset - Country Twang clean.