PHIL HILBORNE’S ONE-MINUTE LICK
THsis lick offers a nice workout for your fretting hand and illustrates legato ideas in the style of Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci or Zakk Wylde. it is based on a sequenced G Minor Pentatonic (G-Bb-c-D-f) scale with an added 9th (A). Take care with fretting-hand accuracy, particularly when performing the fourth-finger stretches. Gradually building speed is the key to success. in the penultimate bar i revert to a first and third finger only fingering, as this is how i would play it - the frets are closer together in these higher positions and i find it easier. Try this fingering then amend it to suit your preferences. of course, experiment with ideas of your own invention - in other keys and using differing scale types.