Monday, May 3, 2010

Same Lick, Different Lick

This is a basic guitar lick using the E minor Pentatonic Scale. I choose a simple lick to demonstrate how versatile the guitar is and how many locations we have to choose the same notes from on the fretboard. I played the lick in a few different positions and octaves. Doing this opens up a knowledge of the fretboard and can also make phrases used in songs less repetitive but still familiar to the listener. Try this with  some of your own guitar licks. It is good practice to improvise with this concept as well because the layout of the fretboard will naturally favor certain fingerings in different positions and intuitively lead you to use different phrasing and technique in different areas on the guitar neck.