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 14
This week’s lick uses fast picking with 3 note per string shapes from G major. You can use either alternate picking or economy picking for these licks. I prefer economy picking as it’s much smoother and the 3 note per string shapes are easier to execute this way, so I’ve notated the pick directions for economy picking on the tab. This is another lick that repeats the same phrase up an octave. This is a great way to develop licks into something longer, and each time the phrase is repeated an octave higher variations can also be made such as by adding more legato, vibrato or changing the note lengths altogether. The lick starts on the 3rd fret of the E string with a downstroke. The first note on the next string is always played with a downstroke as well if we’re using economy picking. The slide is added from the 7th to the 9th fret of the D string so that we land on a downstroke for the 5-7-9 shape on the D string. This is where the lick repeats an octave higher ending on a high D with some vibrato.
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