PHIL HILBORNE’S ONE-MINUTE LICK
DANNY GATTON STYLE CHORDAL LICK
Here’s a Danny Gatton influenced idea that’s played around a standard chord fingering. The chord outlined is a 5th position A7 (A C# E G). However, the notes D and F# are also briefly added to imply a typical D-A7, or IV-I move. Licks like this have their origins in jazz and blues Hammond organ phrases – this facet is particularly evident through the use of repeating pedal tone of A (on the fourth string) and also the frequent chromatic approaches – played here as sliding double-stops. Technique-wise, pick and fingers or just plain fingerstyle would be the best approaches to use. Keep your timing ‘tight’ and attack the strings fairly hard so that the notes sound percussive and ‘snappy’. After you have this mastered, see if you can develop licks of your own, around other chord types all over the neck.