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 10
This is another smooth sounding lick making use of economy picking and legato. Although you could use alternate picking for this lick, you will get the best results using economy picking as shown in the tab. The lick is in the key of G minor and starts low down on the neck, so there are a couple of tricky 3 finger stretches ( 5-1-3-5 on the E string and 7-3-5-7 on the A string). For these licks I use my 1st, 2nd and 4th fingers to play the stretch. Moving from the 6th to the 7th note of the lick requires a slight finger roll to stop the strings ringing in to each other and the same applies to the 1st and 2nd notes of the last beat in bar 1. Try moving this lick around to other positions as an exercise and to inspire some new ideas.
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