Hey guys. Hows it going? This is Gaby Soule with
guitarcontrol.com and today Im bringing you this
video lesson. Im playing a very bluesy lick here.
Its in the key of B flat and Im using some blue
notes here and there. Let me show you what Im doing.
Basically Im playing some kind of double stop. Lets
say its a double stop in some way, because Im playing
two notes at the same time. Im playing the 3rd and the
1st string with my first finger. Im doing some kind of
bar there. Im covering both strings. With my right hand
Im playing some kind of, lets say, hybrid picking because
Im picking the 3rd note and with my middle finger Im
playing the 1st string. Its not absolutely necessary to
play it with hybrid picking, of course. You can play it
just with your fingers or maybe you could also find a way
to play it only with a pick, maybe muting the 2nd string
or something. But I think this is the most comfortable
way to play this for me, the way it works for me.
What Im doing is Im using this note, the shape that
Im playing with. Im starting at the 6th fret of the
6th string, but the root is B flat, and Im using the
blue note, which would be an E. What Im doing is Im
holding this high root on the 1st string with my 1st finger,
as I said before, and with my 3rd finger on the 3rd string
Im playing this 8th then the 9th fret, the 8 again and then
the 6th fret. Third string, 8, 9, 8 again, and then 6, but I
do all that with just one picking at the beginning and the
rest is just legato. So pick at the 8th, 9 with a hammer, 8
pull and pull to get the sound of the 6th fret. So its
All the time the 1st string is ringing. It goes like Then
Im playing just with it. Its a lot of other combinations
into the scale that sound pretty cool to like With the single
string or maybe with There are a lot of those combinations
using the blue note.
Then what I do after doing this, I do it a couple of times
like Then I go I play with my full finger on the 9th
fret of the 1st string and I do a slide to the 11th fret
and back to the 9th fret. When I get back to 9 I bend it
a little bit so it goes like It sounds pretty bluesy.
Then what I do is a strum on the 18th fret of the 1st string.
Ive got a very high root there, E flat. I do a strange thing.
I use my 1st finger to mute all the strings except the 1st string
that Im playing with my 4th finger. So it sounds like this. It
goes You have to try to mute all the harmonics. It shouldnt
sound very loud. I mute it with my right hand, so it sounds like
That sounds like [unintelligible- 04:06] there. Then I play the
20th fret. Now it goes from the 20th to the 21st and gets to the
minor 3rd. Then just slide back to the [unintelligible- 04:28].
Okay, so thats it. Thats the lick. I hope you liked it.
I hope you can practice that and find other cool ideas from
there. Remember that you can get the tabs of this lick and
many other things, many other cool things, by clicking in the
video description below and visiting guitarcontrol.com.
Thank you very much for watching and Ill see you in the
next video. Bye bye.