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woodall
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Albino Blue
Feb 13th, 2014 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Post your personal video of you playing it, a URL link to your personal video, or a detailed description of your favorite guitar lick, riff or phrase; AND tell how you actually play it (note for note) and where it sounds best (within what song type, genre or chord context). So someone else might copy and use it within their playing. If you don't have it but have a URL link to another person who teaches it, post that link. But think your favorite one or top three.

Think instructional purposes.

And yes I know that many books, tabs, and DVDs etc are chocked full of great, good and useless licks. But the QUESTION here is very specific - what is your favorite one, the one you actually love and use a lot because of its utility, flexibility or beauty.

Share please ...



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Feb 20th, 2014 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Unison bend, especially on the high E and B strings, or on the B and G strings. It just feeds my soul...

Rigby1027

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Feb 21st, 2014 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Will have to try that unison bend.

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Feb 21st, 2014 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Too many to list and I certainly can't play them.

One of my favorites is the last 2 bars of Clapton's solo on "Presence of the Lord" during the Crossroads concert with Steve Winwood.

It is the transition between the fast solo and into the last verse where Steve and Eric are singing the verse in overlapping melodies.

Counting it out I guess it is more like 4 bars.

At about 4:32

(This message was last edited by damuniz at 10:03 AM, Feb 21st, 2014)

woodall
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Feb 23rd, 2014 03:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This thread is about "licks" etc that you yourself actually play today and want to pass onto to others to use because they "work." See Peegoo's example, that is on the spot.

So what are your personal licks, riffs or phrases? Ones that you play and have found useful?

Stratotron

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Feb 24th, 2014 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


(This message was last edited by Stratotron at 12:02 PM, Feb 24th, 2014)

Stratotron

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Feb 24th, 2014 10:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry, the formatting didn't carry, so the tab doesnt work.

Stratotron

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Feb 25th, 2014 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another attempt at tab didn't work....







(This message was last edited by Stratotron at 12:14 PM, Feb 25th, 2014)

Stratotron

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Feb 25th, 2014 10:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Didn't work sorry..

woodall
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Feb 27th, 2014 11:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stratotron: Just type it in or describe it in words or notes etc.

Stratotron

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Feb 27th, 2014 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is probably going to be a drag to read, but, what else does one do on break waiting for rain in So Cal? Hope it works.
I am going to write it like this- S3f7 which means string 3 fret 7. S1f6-7 =String 1 slur or slide or hammer fret 6 to 7.

S3f7- S2f6- S3f7- S1f6-7- S2f8- S1f0- S3f7- S2f0- S3f8- S3f0- S5f7- S5f0

Basically this is a simple scale as if you were starting on the 1st string G at the third fret and playing a descending G-E-D-B-A-G-E-D. The first 4 notes and including the slur are a pickup to the scale. The trick is you are picking up half of the notes at the 7th or 8th frets and the other ones on open strings. Play them hybrid style with a pick and let your index finger grab the open notes, and let the open notes ring. Play the slur with you first finger so you line up to fret the 8 and 7 fret notes with first and second finger alternately “walking” across the fret board.
I include this as a favorite lick because, after I picked this up hanging around a local music store, the concept lead me to a whole bunch of other things to play like this. It also made me re-think string/note adjacencies.
This happens to be in G, and is a snappy little lick when you get it up to speed.
As Roy Clark once said "Amaze you friends and get invited out alot!"

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Feb 27th, 2014 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

O.k. I've given a little thought about how to do a post here for a while so I make an attempt.

For starters, I'll do an easy riff that every one has heard because it works in all types of music but got its traction in swing and rock-a-billy.

I'll describe the riff, which is really just a series of three double stop patterns, these patterns can be moved up or down 1/2 step when going from the I to the IV in a progression and back again.

So, if we were playing in the key of A (I) my 1st double stop..DS.. is 1st,9fr 2st, 8fr...That is, first string(high E string at the ninth fret simultaneously fretting the B string at the 8th fret. the next part(2nd of 3) is 2st 8fr, 3st 6fr and the 3rd DS is 3st 6fr 4st 5ft. That series of double stops would sound good on top of an A13,A6 chord

When you move to the IV chord those double stop positions I've described just slide down one fret and start over, and get played over the IV chord.(D7)

When playing some bluesier sounding tempos I just hang on one or two of the DS sections and add vibrato, deep bends, or hop back and forth between them. That's about it, I hope I made sense!


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Feb 27th, 2014 04:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's pretty funny Statotron Your post wasn't there when I started mine! Yours makes sense to me though, its tuff to describe this type of activity, kinda like explaining to someone how to balance on a bicycle!

Stratotron

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Feb 27th, 2014 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

-------6-^-7------0------------------
----6-----------8----0---------------
--7--7-------------7------0---------
-----------------------8-------0-----
-----------------------------7-------
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This is a tab test...Hope it works!

Stratotron

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Feb 27th, 2014 05:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

SON OF A GUN!! It worked!

magicman
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Mar 13th, 2014 08:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've always been fond of the lick from "Lonesome Tears in my Eyes" then used again on "Ballad of John and Yoko..



woodall
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Mar 13th, 2014 08:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Magicman: How do you actually play it? Please describe it so others can play it too.

woodall
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Mar 15th, 2014 10:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looking for a good short usable lick from somebody. Post one you actually use a lot. Describe how to actually play it and where you use it. With what context.

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Mar 15th, 2014 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't know if this has a name (as a single operation), but it's a combination of a pluck, a hammer-on, a slide, and a bend, all on the same string. Here's an example:

Index finger on the B string, 5th fret. Pluck the string. Hammer on the B string, 7th fret with ring finger. Smoothly slide that up to the 10th fret and bend the note up a full step. The smoother and less choppy you do this, the better it sounds.

----5---h7sl/---10b/----

The key is smoothness, and strike the string only once (5th fret).

It is stoopid simple to do and sounds really hot-rod slick, like I might actually know what I'm doing. If it doesn't have a name, then call it a peegoo :o)

You can vary the slide distance too, depending on where you want to go next on the neck. I use this to go up the neck to the next position.

I also use this backwards: ghost bend with ring finger, slide down, pull off to the index finger. This gets you down the neck.

You can also go down to an open string this way. Adding a trill with the index finger is pretty tasty too.

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Mar 16th, 2014 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The first of 3 endings:
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External link

(This message was last edited by Cal Webway at 12:17 PM, Mar 16th, 2014)

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