Guitar Lick of The Day: SRV Style Lick

The beginning of this one is a typical SRV (Stevie Ray Vaughan) style thing. To add a sense of dynamics to the run I end the lick with double stops and hit the strings hard.






  Backing Track (105 bpm)

  Backing Track Slow (80 bpm)

Tab


e|------8----------8----8-10-8h10p8-|----8-------------------------------|
b|----8---11p8-11b---11-------------|-11---11p8------------10-10--10-8-10|
g|10b-------------------------------|-----------10h11p10p8-10-10--10-8-10|
d|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
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 note, 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

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