Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tiny Guitar Lick of Terror

Happy Halloween! I've finally been able to get back to picking up the guitar post surgery. To celebrate Halloween here is a  tiny guitar lick of terror. It is an ascending chromatic guitar lick played in 6th note grouped sextuplets.  Repeat each section marked x2 and them repeat the entire sequence. Use palm muting and distortion to amp up the terror factor.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guitar Lick - Open String Pull Offs

This is a guitar lick that alternates between a legato open string hammer and pull section based around the open E string and then switches to a similar pattern with the open B string. With the exception of the final note in each pattern the notes are 16th notes. Repeat each section twice before proceeding to the next string set.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Legato Guitar Lick

This is a legato guitar lick based around the A Minor Scale. Strive for the hammer on and pull offs to be even in both note duration, volume and clarity.  The rhythm is primarily in triplets.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Unison Bend Guitar Lick

Our tinylick guitar lick today uses Unison Bends. Unison bends are where two  different notes are played and then one note is bent up to the same note as the other starting note. Here we are using the A Minor Pentatonic scale as a basis point. We are starting with a unison bend progression that goes from E to G to A with fills added using notes  from the minor pentatonic scale. Jimi Hendrix uses a similar pattern of unison bends in "Manic Depression". In that songs he begins at the A 5th fret position and moves us the neck with unison bends until the solo kicks in at the 17th fret A position an octave higher.