Tom Richardson is back again with another finger-twisting ‘Lick of the Week’. Every other Monday Tom will publish a new lick lesson in video format along with a brief description and tabs. These licks are aimed mainly at the intermediate and advanced level players, so get your game faces on!
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Lick of the Week Lesson 12
Lick 12 uses sweep picking with fourth intervals in E Dorian. Using these intervals gives a modern sound and is similar to the style of Frank Gambale. See previous weeks for another Gambale style lick!
These licks can be tricky at first as in order for the lick to sound smooth, when two notes appear on adjacent strings at the same fret (like the fourths here), you need to roll your finger to stop the notes ringing in to each other. In this lick it’s mostly 2-string bars with a 3-string bar at the start. Aim to play these with one successive sweeping motion and make sure not to lift the pick off after picking each note. The lick ends with a repeating phrase featuring quarter tone bends, ending on an E note.
If you’re struggling to get this lick down then leave a question below and we’ll get back to you. If you manage to nail this lick then consider leaving a video response for us on YouTube. Also be sure to check out more of Tom’s playing on his YouTube channel