SCALE SHAPES THREE SCALES THAT BRETT USES FOR GRASSHOPPER
TOP THREE LICKS IN THE PIECE
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