EXAMPLE 9: TOM BUKOVAC While the following example is not technically a ‘lick’, I wanted to include it to show you what a fantastic chordal player Tom is. Tom won Music Row magazine’s Session Guitarist Of The Year for five consecutive years. I recommend using flesh only (no pick/thumbpick) here as it will give you a softer sound and a more tactile approach.
EXAMPLE 10: GUTHRIE TRAPP Guthrie cut his teeth in The Don Kelly Band, as did Redd Volkaert, JD Simo and Johnny Hiland. But this rip-roaring hybrid picked open-string run is reminiscent of Danny Gatton. Play the second voice on the stave with the pick; the challenge, besides the speed, is the widening gap between pick and fingers as the pick moves onto the lower strings.