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!
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Lick of the Week Lesson 4
Lick 4 has a very distinctive sound. It makes use of the diminished scale and its symmetrical nature to construct an ascending lick. The same pattern from a diminished scale can also be played a minor 3rd above or below, which allows licks to be developed more easily. This lick uses an idea sequenced in minor thirds with a legato slide in bar 3 to make the lick sound less predictable.
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