LICK OF THE DAY

Phrasing Thirds

This is a slow-paced jazz lick with arpeggiated lines and interesting intervals.

The lick is in the key of F major, and we start off with an ascending arpeggio, followed by third interval licks. Rhythm is swing.

Guitar: Modded US Strat, neck single pickup, tone knob rolled off.
String Gauge: 11-48
Amp: Amplitube 3 software, Fender silverface with spring reverb, and vintage compressor stomp.

Robben Ford #4

Here's a modern sounding lick in the style of Robben Ford, built with the C minor / C blues and major pentatonic scale.

The lick is a mix of the C minor / C blues and major pentatonic scale. It works very well over the C7 chord!

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

Chromatic Country

Here is a cool combination of hybrid and chromatic picking.

Alternate- or economy picking here is extremely important.

G major natural scale.

About the ending chromatic run: The chromatic scale is made up entirely of half-step or semi-tone intervals (the distance of one fret). Therefore, the chromatic scale includes every note within an octave, twelve notes in total. Simply put - play all notes and you have the chromatic scale!

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.