TOP THREE LICKS
Lick 1 Bars 16-17 – 16th-note legato lick
Brett uses this style of phrase all the way through the solo so it’s worth getting to grips with how he articulates these. The use of position shifts, finger slides and hammer-ons and pull-offs are all key to the sound.
Lick 2 Bar 48 – Three-note repeating lick
This idea is one that Brett is fond of and uses a repeating group of three-semiquaver notes. As there are four semiquavers per beat, the start of the pattern shifts around within the bar and this superimposes a cool syncopated feel. This style of idea can be repeated for as long as you wish.
Lick 3 Bars 63-64 – Quarter-note triplet phrasing
This lick helps to release a bit of tension after all the intricate fusion licks that Brett has been regaling us with. The quarter-note triplet phrasing provides a contrast and sounds rhythmically quite interesting as the second two notes in the triplet are in effect syncopated.