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!
Last week’s lick had some fairly tricky ideas incorporated into it, so this week Tom is teaching something a little more straightforward. This lick is a slick and simple introduction to hybrid picking for those of you who have never tried this technique.
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Lick of the Week Lesson 2
This week’s lick is a sliding interval idea in G Minor. It starts off with a G played at the 15th fret on the 1st string. The next note is at the 15th fret on the 3rd string, so to make this string skip easier, hybrid picking can be used. I play all of the top notes on the 1st string with my finger (m) and all of the rest with the pick. In the second bar there is a chromatic note found at the 11th fret on the 3rd string, which adds a bit of tension. The lick finishes with a sustained note with added vibrato.
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