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 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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