SCALE SHAPES THREE SCALES THAT BRETT USES FOR GRASSHOP­PER

TOP THREE LICKS IN THE PIECE

Guitar Techniques - - BRETT GARSED PT4 VIDEO MASTERCLASS -

Lick 1 Wide in­ter­val lick : Bar 14

This lick is ear-grab­bing due, in part, to the wide in­ter­vals leaps that are utilised. Thank­fully, the fret­ting of the lick and the fact that it is in the higher reg­is­ter make it eas­ier to play due to the frets be­ing closer to­gether. The up­per fret ac­cess on the Gib­son SG is su­perb, which is also a help.

Lick 2 Triplet feel lick: Bar 33

This lick sounds great with the triplet phras­ing and sim­ple note choices. Some­times a good old­fash­ioned Do­rian lick can re­ally re­lease the ten­sion cre­ated by scale and chro­matic ori­en­tated lines. Brett is a master at build­ing up the ten­sion and ex­cite­ment, then re­leas­ing it like this.

Lick 3 Blues scale re­peat lick: Bars 59 and 60

To mix up the in­ter­est this lick is phrased us­ing two dif­fer­ent rhythms. The (F) is used as a pass­ing note. The repet­i­tive na­ture of this B blues lick al­lows the im­pro­viser to in­clude it for as long as they want, and also play with the rhyth­mic sub­di­vi­sions. Repeating a phrase is great for build­ing ten­sion and ex­cite­ment. b5

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