Hey, how’s it going everybody.
My name is John McClennan and here with
guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing you this video blog.
Today’s topic is modern sounding guitar lines.
What we’re going to look at here is a lick based
off an F major pentatonic tonality.
Here we have the F chord and we’re going
to start down here on the 8th fret and
this lick employs something that I call
hybrid picking, which is where I’ll play
with the pick and then also at times with
my fingers, as well.
Here it is slowly. So I got starting just
a lot of range. I’m playing on the low
strings all the way up to the high strings
right away. So 8th fret, 7th, 10th and that
happens to be an F triad right there.
And then you go 8th, slide to the 5th.
So that’s 6, 7, 8, 6, 7, 5, 7 slide to 5,
then you’re just going down pentatonic.
And then I jump from this note all the
way up here. This is a typical line that
I’ll play. So I’m thinking of an F triad
here. See that?
Then I jump all the way down to the first
position. And with a half-step bend, replacing
the major 3rd, up a half and then bringing
it back down.
So one more time, slowly. This is a tough
lick, but it’s a good one to practice.
Again, you can play that over an F chord,
you can also play it over D minor. It’s
an interesting sound, the relative minor.
But if you didn’t quite get all of that,
be sure to click the link below and get
the tab and we’ll see you in the next video.
Here’s the lick one more time. Thanks for watching.