Tom’s Lick of the Week : Lesson 3

Tom Richardson is back again with another finger-twisting ‘Lick of the Week’Every Monday Tom will publish a new lick or riff 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!

If you have missed previous lessons then be sure to check out the ‘Lick of the Week‘ archives.  Also make sure to subscribe to the LeftyFretz YouTube Channel to make sure you get your weekly lick fix from Tom ;)

Lick of the Week Lesson 3

This is another Fusion type lick that makes use of economy picking for a smooth sound. It uses the A Dorian scale starting with an upward sweep from the 4th string to the 6th string. The same pattern repeats moving up in fourths each time.

In the second bar, after the initial upward sweep from the 2nd to the 4th string, two slides are played instead. The lick finishes on the 12th fret of the 1st string (5th above A) for a strong resolution.

Tom's Lick of the Week Lesson 3 Tab

Download tab in GuitarPro 5 format


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 :)


4 replies
    • Neal
      Neal says:

      You can actually, Paulo wanted one so I made a store for him. You can choose any colour. Tom has a white one and I’ve got black, orange and blue. They come from Germany so the quality is great. Of course I completely forgot to wear one in my latest video, d’oh 😛

      I didn’t think anyone would want one, but if there’s anything you’d like to see let me know and I can probably do it. I’m going to make one with the logo on just the left side so that my guitar strap doesn’t cover the ‘lefty’ part.

  1. Darrell Kotrbe
    Darrell Kotrbe says:

    great lick, it would be easier to read if you tabbed it going in the direction of the left handed neck. after all, this is a left handed page. great licks!!!


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