Descending in C

Descending lick using a 5-3-2-1 note sequence for each of the chords. Note how you can move through the same type of chord, shift the keys, but keep the lick (direction) consistency.

This phrase is in the key of C and uses all dominant chords. Progression is I-IV-I-IV-I-IV-I. All notes are played in a swing rhythm.

I used a Gibson ES-335 electric guitar, neck humbucker, Amplitube 3 software (Roland Jazz Chorus, medium settings, with chorus), some reverb, vintage compressor stomp, and post tube rack compressor.

Minor Comping

Here's a minor comping idea over a Gm or Gm7 chord.

The lick is built with the Gm/Gm7 chord and G pentatonic minor scale. You could try to improvise a bit and add you own fills at the end of the secand bar!

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

Pick N Pluck

Here is a cool rhythm played with a hybrid technique.

In this example we have a basic country type of rhythm, using the pick and fingers technique. When you practice this, use a metronome to keep good timing. Also, try to get your picked and plucked notes equally loud.

C major scale.

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