Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Zappa Inspired Guitar Lick

Today's guitar lick was inspired by Frank Zappa's playing and musicianship and composition in general. To my ears Frank Zappa was rhythmically very vocal. His rhythms really seem like a conversation to me and that is what I tried to convey in my simple lick today. The guitar is tuned down a half step if you want to play along. This is a chromatic lick that uses a repetative musical phrase to try and establish a rhythmic statement to emmulate someone speaking. Do yourself a favor and check out his amazing catalog of music.