CHORdaL STRINg-SKIPPINg LICK
This month’s lick is very simple in concept: all I have done is take the triads of Em and D and played them in a non-linear way – ie, not as they are spelt. If you look at the first three notes of the phrase (E-B-G) you will see that this is in fact a second inversion Em chord (B-E-G) in which the middle note (E) hGaUsITbAReeTnEdCHroNpIQpUeEdS bMyAaGnAZoINcEtav2e4.6This results iOnNaEn voiced’ E-B-G sound and is concept used throughout the lick. I would recommend using either pick or hybrid picking – the latter method is what I used, with the pick playing all the lower notes and the second and third fingers taking care of the remainder. It is also worth pointing out that the chord names in the notation represent what the accompanying rhythm guitar plays – all open-voiced chords as well.
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