TOP THRee liCKs in THe PieCe
Lick 1 Mixolydian line: bars 7 to 9
This opening D Mixolydian lick is a corker and well worth pilfering. By the standards of this solo it is also one of the more accessible lines. It’s worth noting the position change half-way through from the 10th to the 12th fret, which makes this lick possible.
Lick 2 Wide intervals and stretches: bars 18 to 21
This line lasts for the best part of four bars and is made up of semi-quavers (62 notes!). But there are some great intervallic ideas and wide stretches, no doubt inspired by players like Allan Holdsworth. Again the position shift from 7th to 12th fret halfway through is an essential element to master.
Lick 3 High string bends: bars 48 to 53
In this lick we have some super-high string bends played right up the dusty end! The three-semitone bend on the 22nd fret of the first string certainly grabs the ear and may take some practise to get right. This lick ends with some quaver triplet phrasing to mix it up a bit.