Guitar Lick of The Day:
Rhythmic Displacement

This is one of my absolute favorite things to do: repeating an uneven pattern creates an ultra cool effect called rhythmic displacement.

If you want to create your own rhythmic displacements, all you have to do is (as an example) to come up with a uneven sixteenth note pattern = a pattern with 5, 7 ,9 (etc.) notes.

  Backing Track (105 bpm)

  Backing Track Slow (80 bpm)

Tab


e|-----------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------|
g|-8b-10-8h10p8----8-10-8h10p8----8-10-8h10p8----|
d|--------------10-------------10-------------10-|
a|-----------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------|


Sound Settings

Marshall JCM 800 simulation, medium drive settings, bass & middle: 11 o'clock, treble: 1 o'clock, reverb: 9 o'clock. I usually have a very slight (barely audible) delay to fatten up the sound.



Scales and Theory

C minor pentatonic scale - aka C blues box (blue dots = root notes, C). The C minor pentatonic scale works well in a blues situation with the chords C7-F7-G7. In a pop/rock situation it works nicely with the chords Cm, Ddim, Eb, Fm, Gm, G7, Ab, Bb.

Guitar Scale Diagram

Guitar Tip of The Day

Kristofer Dahl, Instructor and Founder of GuitarMasterClass

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