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.