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 9
From the tab you’ll probably notice that this lick uses the same phrase shifted up the neck, starting from a different root each time. The lick is in the key of A minor. It starts at the 5th fret of the E string (1) and then the 7th fret of the A string (5th) followed by the 9th fret of the D string (9th). The next part is played using legato and there is a slide from the 5th fret of the A string to the 7th fret, and this is where the idea is repeated again only at a different position in the scale. The fingering and phrasing stays the same, only the notes change. The next starting point for the phrase is at the 9th fret of the D string and then the 11th fret of the G string. Follow the pick directions to ensure a smooth execution using economy picking.
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