How to Play Diatonic Legato Lick – Part 1

Hi, I’m Claude Johnson and welcome to another Lick of the Day Lesson for you. I want to talk about these legato diatonic licks that I was just playing. For example, this one. All right, let me show you what I’m doing here. A little faster. A little faster. Up to tempo. All right, we’re using a lot of hammer-ons and pull-offs here, not a lot of picking. Please check the tabs and you can see exactly where the picking comes in and where the hammer-ons and pull-offs are. And again, check out my beginner course if you are not familiar with the basic techniques like hammer-ons and pull-offs. So just to break the lick down for you; you can break it into 3 parts. The first part will be like this. Starting on the E we’re going to go up the E-minor scale four notes. So three notes on the A string and one note on the D string. Back down. And then the pinky goes to the 10th fret on the low E. Good, the first part. The second part of the lick we do a hammer-on, pull-off to the 9th fret, 7th to 9th, and we go back down to that D note. So the first part. Second part. And the last part we just descend down from the E and then end up back on the E. So the last part is… So the first part; second part; last part. Put it all together. All right, so if you want the tablature to this just go to www.claudejohnson.com/blog and you will find this lesson with the tabs. Stay tuned for next time, and I will have more legato licks for you. Rock on!

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