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Pentatonic Legato Slide Lick
The freTTing-hand slide is a powerful and expressive tool. This month’s lick will give you a fun workout, utilising this technique in a slightly different way. at first glance it’s a simple a Minor Pentatonic phrase. howeOvNeEr, itM’s quite as easy as it looks because the notes nearly always change direction after every pair sounded. if you’re not used to doing this sort of thing
you might find it pretty challenging, so try my fingering and use it or amend it to suit. it should sound ‘fluid’ and modern. after working through it, try similar phrases using other Pentatonic shapes and also t Lo I Cw Kor k-atc boym Pbh in iilngH itlhbios rt nyepe of idea with other techniques and scales incorporating a variety of rhythmic and intervallic approaches. for instance, i often play exactly the same lick as this but the opposite way round, using string skipping for the first part and then adjacent strings for the second part. The possibilities really are endless.