In this Guitar Control lesson I want to share with you, some awesome sounding Spanish guitar licks.
When I think about Spanish guitar, exotic scales is the first thing that comes to my mind. There are many exotic scales out there, since there are many systems and ways of seeing a scale; but I want to show you a really cool and not that hard way of playing this licks. You know most Spanish guitar licks I find online are boring, but the ones I’m going to show you does sound great and I even use them a lot.
The scale I’m talking about is the Mixolydian b9, and b13. This scale is actually the 5th mode of the Harmonic Minor scale, which means if you start the harmonic minor scale from its 5th note, then you will playing a Mixolydian b9 b13 scale, a great chord to use with the following lickI’m going to share with you the A7; you can either loop it or add a Bb right after. Let’s check out the first lick:.
Pretty cool right? It’s very simple, just to give you an idea of what this is, a Spanish guitar player would most likely play it with their fingers; you can use a pick if you want, but I personally prefer to play it with a pick, unless I’m playing with a Classical guitar.
The next lick is a little bit more complicated. It combines alternate picking with legato and supposedly it should be played at a faster tempo, but practice it at a much slower tempo. Let’s check it out:
Now, the last lick I want to share with you, is very useful for classical guitar. Open strings just sound great in this style. The next lick is built on a open scale position, which is usually taught for beginners, but as you can see it doesn’t mean that it’s a beginner position. In fact, it sounds really good. Let’s check it out:
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