So, what lick or song are you practicing?

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  1. RandyRhoadsLesPaul

    RandyRhoadsLesPaul Senior Member

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    Hey all,

    The lick I am practicing is a G-descending legato major lick (in the form of A dorian) -- Ritchie Kotzen style. This lick is so much fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWcnWnpBcM
     
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  2. DavGrape

    DavGrape Silver Supporter

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    I'se doing the ascending bit that's between verses in Sabbath's 'Under The Sun.'
     
  3. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

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    Theme song from King of the Hill. Always liked that one.
     
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    ABB - Melissa. The entire Dickey Betts electric part. I got all of it, just smoothing it all out so it cries the same! :cool:
     
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    It don't matter.. changes evey five minutes.
     
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    LPMarshall Hack Senior Member

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    That one from Smoke On The Water. Tricky!!!
     
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    Hendrix opening lick on Red House. Simple lick, but getting the timing right so it sits with drums on a backing track I found is giving me fits... slow - fast - slow - fast.
     
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    We need to get together. I love playing the acoustic part!
     
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    Western swing chord inversions.
     
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    Adding fills to the melody of "All The Things You Are."
     
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    The rhythm parts on Cream's Disraeli Gears album.
     
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    Song of the weekend "Spanish Castle Magic". Why do songs like this that sound so flipping cool turn out to so stupidly simple. I've been choosing cool easy songs for the guy I've been jamming with. He's only played off and on for about 3 years. (Easy + cool) - frustration = a fun night in the Noise Bunker.
     
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    DanL Senior Member

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    I've been working on a personal arrangement of Amazing Grace lately. I've been really into the whole gospel thing for the past several months. Not much of a religious guy, but damn it's some beautiful music.
     
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    WholeLottaIzzy Senior Member

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    I learnt that not too long ago. Such a nice song with some beautiful melodic playing.
     
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    Don't Damn Me, and all associated licks!
     
  17. roeg

    roeg Senior Member

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    Cross-picking,with a flat pick every chord in the songs i play on acoustic and electric.

    Pushing and pulling the tune.Not fingerpicking.Thats too flashy and loses the basic structure thats easier for the ears to assimilate.Quality on every note.Plus it gets too cluttered on electric with distortion and all the overtones that get generated by the overdrive.

    But staying in time to the tune.Sometimes you skip a fraction of a beat,with one note of the chord,then come in on the rear-end of bar,pushing/syncopating ryhthym.Or mid bar,or the beginning of the bar.

    Not 4/4,or a note for every beat.Thats monotonous.Maybe 7/8...or 5/8...everchanging,but never losing site of the overall timing,so it doesn't descend into chaos.onetwothreefouronetwothreefouronetwo....

    On electric,i'm doing this with partials of the chord,with distortion to pull out the overtones as they mesh with each other,creating a new symphonic overtones.

    To get the tones to mesh,just so,in a musical way on electric,you have to be perfectly in tune,but just out slightly out of tune,to get those ear-pleasing overtones that interlock with each other in distortion,a phase effect.

    The electric is always ever so slightly out of tune,the comprimise of the stringed instrument,unless you tune precisely for a position(like the nut,for instance).So with this method,a little string push here and there,on individual notes as you ring out the interlocking notes,gives the pulse and the beating between notes in distortion,sort of coming in and out of phase.Sometimes just stop and let them ring out......but come back in at the right time.Notation-wise i'd be taking a 3 and 3/4 bar rest,for instance.Still staying within the structure of the song,modern block style.

    This is where a fine tube amp shines,as the tubes generate their own set of overtones

    Its a technique that i can overlay on any tune,giving it fresh perspective.And i change it constantly,to keep it fresh,on the fly.

    Thats all.Nothing new under the sun.Except it becomes my own interpretation,so uniquely mine because of the off timed picking and i can change it on the fly.

    Not exactly the lick the op was looking for...but a technique for a world of new licks.Its hard to do,since i'm not a natural player...it has taken me years to assimilate this where i can just close my eyes and go for it.(doh!)
     
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    learning an oldie from Bob Seger - Sunspot Baby. Pretty fun one to play.
     
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    Nightrain
     
  20. fleahead

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    The same one I started in 1974
     

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