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← Blues Lead Guitar: Position 4 Licks #14of20 (Guitar Lesson BL-024) How to play

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Showing Revision 7 created 01/01/2013 by dphoebus.

  1. This time we are here for Lesson BL-024.
  2. In which we are going to be
    checking out some licks
  3. using position 4 of minor pentatonic
    and the Blue scale.
  4. The licks that we are going to be doing are these.
  5. So lick number one sounds like this
  6. . . .
  7. Lick number two sounds like this
  8. . . .
  9. Lick number three sounds like this
  10. . . .
  11. Lick number four sounds like this
  12. . . .
  13. I find it kind of fast,
    you can play this slowly as well.
  14. And lick number 5 is this one.
    A pretty weird one

  15. . . .
  16. Which I will explain a little bit more
    when we go to a close up.
  17. So let's start off.
  18. Close up of lick 1, here we go !
  19. Ok. Lick no1 was this
  20. . . .
  21. Now this one's a really really cool little trick here.
  22. What we are doing is
    putting the 1st finger in the 12th fret,
  23. 2nd finger in the 13th fret
  24. and we are going to put a curl
    just on the 13th.
  25. Rhythm for this is going 1 2 3 and 4 and
  26. So first two is beat 1 and beat 2.
  27. Now, normally my fingers would be
    kind of holding over
  28. but here I'm just pulling them back,
    so you can see.
  29. 1st finger staying where it is,
    and the 2nd finger is doing a little curl.
  30. . . .
  31. Then we finish 3rd finger is now going
    on the 14th fret of the 3rd string.
  32. We are putting it down
    a little bit flatter than normal .
  33. because it's going to play there
  34. and then roll onto its tip
    to play the 14th fret of the 4th string
  35. . . .
  36. Then 1st finger on 12th fret 3rd string
  37. . . .
  38. And finishing back on the root note.
    Slowly :
  39. . . .
  40. A little faster
  41. . . .
  42. And faster again
  43. . . .
  44. Now lick no2 here is this
  45. . . .
  46. Now this one, we are starting here
    with the bend with the 3rd finger 15th fret
  47. and then while we are holding a bend,
  48. we are going to sneak
    our little finger underneath
  49. to play the 15th fret of the thinnest string.
  50. . . .
  51. Of course we've got to release in there, as well.
  52. So we are doing a bend,
  53. . . .
  54. play the note
  55. . . .
  56. and you can see at the time I'm hitting that one,
    I'm also muting the bent note
  57. but I'am muting it
    with the picking hand.
  58. . . .
  59. So at that point you can hear
    the bend disappears
  60. and that's because I'm allowing my picking hand
    to touch that second string.
  61. Now, once its touch to the note is finished
  62. I can then bring it back down again,
    ready for the next bend
  63. . . .
  64. Definitely worth practising,
    just that a little bit.
  65. . . .
  66. Now the next part
  67. . . .
  68. We've got 15th to 13th flick-off
    using 3rd finger to 1st finger
  69. . . .
  70. 2nd finger on the14th fret 3rd string
  71. . . .
  72. then 3rd finger back on 15th
  73. . . .
  74. finishing with a curl
    on the 13th fret with the 1st finger
  75. . . .
  76. The whole lick
  77. . . .
  78. Into Lick no3.
  79. Lick no3 is starting with a tone bend
    from the note G,
  80. 3rd finger 15th fret
    of the thinnest string
  81. . . .
  82. Then it's coming back down,
  83. so again we're using our picking hand
    to mute the strings at the top
  84. so that we don't get seagulls.
  85. If you are unsure about how to do this thing,
    check out the Bending video
  86. . . .
  87. Here we're using a 3rd finger to 1st finger flick-off,
    15th fret to 12th fret.
  88. . . .
  89. 3rd finger is moving over
    to the 15th fret of the 2nd string .
  90. and then back to 1st finger
    on the thinnest string.
  91. . . .
  92. Now at this point,
    we are using 2nd finger now
  93. on the note C which is the 13th fret,
    which gets a curl,
  94. . . .
  95. and finishing with the 3rd finger
    on the root note,
  96. which is 14th fret 3rd string.
  97. . . .
  98. Nice and slow
  99. . . .
  100. Little faster
  101. . . .
  102. and it can be quite fast.
  103. . . .
  104. Lick No4.
    We are using a blue note again
  105. right of the back
    with that hammer-on and flick-off
  106. . . .
  107. So that's the 12th fret of the 4th string,
  108. hammering on 2nd finger into the 13th,
    flicking it off again
  109. . . .
  110. then picking little finger
    15th fret on the 5th string
  111. . . .
  112. Now we've got here
    a little string of hammer-ons .
  113. So use it going through the blue note,
  114. which is 1st, 2nd, 3rd fingers,
    12th,13th 14th frets on the D string
  115. . . .
  116. Onto the G string,
    we've got 1st finger 14th fret
  117. and we are hammering on the 3rd finger
    onto the note A
  118. which is the 14th fret of the G string.
  119. Flick here it off again back to note G,
    first finger
  120. and we are finishing off there
    with a little 2nd finger curl
  121. . . .
  122. and finishing back on the root note,
    so we have this
  123. . . .
  124. A very nice little lick!
  125. Again nice and slow
  126. . . .
  127. A little faster
  128. . . .
  129. Faster again
  130. . . .
  131. And, really fast!
  132. . . .
  133. Lick no5, this one's using a little trick
    that we use sometimes while we are playing.
  134. It's called playing in 4ths
    where we play the notes of the scale.
  135. I think of it as 2 sides like (plays)
    the 2nd side and the first side.
  136. We are playing these 2 notes like
  137. . . .
  138. That's the pattern.
  139. So if you thought of it like a little box,
    we are kind of going up the box,
  140. back and then down the box.
  141. It's kind of going around
    in a little square there.
  142. . . .
  143. And then you could do the same thing
    on the next set of strings.
  144. . . .
  145. And the next set.
  146. . . .
  147. You see this is a little pattern.
  148. . . .
  149. And that's as far as we take here
    with this pattern,
  150. but I'am also that would normally be played
    as either sixteenth notes or eighth notes,
  151. because it's a 4 note pattern.
  152. But to make a little bit more interesting
    I have turned them into triplets.
  153. So you get a quite a different feeling.
  154. Having this 1-trip-let 2-trip-let
    3-trip-let 4-trip-let
  155. Makes it kind of weird.
  156. It disguises the fact that it's a 4 note pattern.
  157. . . .
  158. and then to finish it we've got.
  159. . . .
  160. We are just shifting out of the position
    for that last note.
  161. Nice and slow.
  162. . . .
  163. Every note is picked.
  164. A little faster.
  165. . . .
  166. and a little faster again.
  167. . . .
  168. Get cracking on those,
  169. make sure that you are really confident
    using the licks and with the scale
  170. before we get into the next lesson
  171. which is going to be POSITION 5.
    Ride up the dust here.