Licks For Rock Soloing Moving Up The Neck 4 Lick ComboThis Licks For Rock Soloing example is a four measure lick to help guitarists to work up the neck in the key of A minor. This exercise is great for learning how to add color to the minor pentatonic scale but adding specific intervals. Here we are using the b5th, 9th, and the 13th. Using hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, slides, and shifts, its a very useful exercise for building vocabulary for soloing across the guitar neck. We are beginning in the fifth position, with some hammer-ons and some slides. Notice the use of the flat fifth here, or “the blue note” used as a passing tone. There is also the ninth degree added in to add color to the phrase, as well as the thirteenth. In the second measure there are some more placements of the blue note, and a position shift up to the eighth position. There are two specific bends, one being a whole step bend, and another a half step bend. Its important to make sure that the pitch of each of these are accurate and in tune. You can practice them by playing the pitch of the note your bending to, and then move down to bend up to that pitch. practice going back and forth to perfect the bend. In the last section of the lick, reach the ending by sliding up. This will insure a smooth transition to the end of the phrase. Practice each measure separately with the backing tracks. Use both the videos and the backing tracks to build up speed.
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