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Learning the Guitar - Fingerstyle Licks 3

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Learning The Guitar - Fingerstyle Licks 3

Picking up a lick for fingerstyle guitar always gives a guitar player a lift. If you hear something that really catches your ear, you want to be able to replicate it and that is what learning the guitar does to us, we always want more!

This series in Learning the Guitar Licks, are little passages that I have picked up over the years from both fellow players and the pros.

Some of them only sound good when played up-to-speed so don't discount them until you can do that. You should also play them up to speed in the Guitar Pro file so you can get an idea of what they sound like, although it is hard to capture the exact sound in a software program - it comes pretty darn close.

Most of these licks are take-offs from Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Merle Travis, to me the kings of fingerstyle guitar and they are brought to you for this Learning the Guitar Series.

I have kept each of these lesson licks short and to the point for a reason. It is very easy to get overwhelmed with playing lick and therefore you will not practice them properly. Most of the licks are 2 measures long, with the occasionally longer lick being thrown in for good measure.

Fingerstyle Licks typically take a lot of energy to play properly and they can really show off your guitar abilities. Most guitar players store them away by memorizing them and you can then 'pull them out' as needed.

One thing you should strive to do is to keep your finger movement on your left hand to a minimum. Hold like note fingers in place, while switching other fingers. This serves to 'anchor' your hand and gives you greater speed and smoothness.

Also if you do need to move fingers, keep the movement as low to the strings as you can. Do it in slow motion and see how minimal you can keep your finger movements.

Learning The Guitar - Fingerstyle Licks 3 - Downloads

Learning the Guitar Fingerstyle Licks 3 - Here is the PDF file of this Lick: PDF File Lick 3

Learning the Guitar Fingerstyle Licks 3 - Here is the Guitar Pro file of this Lick: GP File Lick 3



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Learning The Guitar - Fingerstyle Licks 3 - How To Play Them

Play these tabs very slowly and follow along with the associated Guitar Pro file in "Practice Mode". This will allow you to start very slowly and then each time through you can increase the speed by a increment that you select in the file.

The main element you should derive from this lick is the chord form for the triad in which you play what we call a"pinch" in fingerstyle lingo. This means that you play multiple notes - usually 3 or 4 with all fingers of the right hand, at the same time.

This lick introduces something new to you, which you will see quite often in fingerstyle guitar playing. Often when you play treble notes together with bass notes, one will ascend, or go higher in pitch and at the same time the other will descend, or go lower in pitch.

In this particular lick, the bass notes ascend while the treble notes descends. This give a really unique sound and one I'm sure you will want to replicate in other forms.

This little trick was used by Jerry Reed all the time. Chet Atkins used it quite a bit too, especially in later years when he played on his classical guitar.

Chet played around with this to the max when he played a little song called Yankee Doodle Dixie. In this song he played I wish I were in Dixie on the bass notes and at the same time he played Yankee Doodle on the treble strings. Very cool - and very difficult!!

I will tab that song out for you in coming weeks.

In the meantime have fun with these licks. They can be difficult at first, you will have a feeling of accomplishment once you master them.

Learning The Guitar - Fingerstyle Licks 3 - Read Those Tab Notes:

Just as a fine fingerstyle teacher would do, I have noted the nuances of the difficult areas of the licks. Sometimes I have to note every note in the tab because there are so many turn-around's, pull-offs, hammer-ons, bends etc.!

Try to play these passages in different keys. This particular lick is played in the key of E major and you will find this a common key in fingerstyle guitar.

The reason for this is the number of open strings that exist in the E major scale and the E Major chords that accompany the scale.

The key of E Major consists of 4 sharps - F#, C#, G# and D#.

Learning the Guitar Fingerstyle Licks 3 - E Major Chords Consist of the following:

E Major = E Major, A Major and B7th

Relative Key of C#Minor Consist of the Following:

C#minor, F#minor, G#7th



Learning the Guitar - Fingerstyle Lick 3:
Fingerstyle Pattern 1a

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Learning the Guitar - Fingerstyle Lick 3 - Tab Notes Lesson:
Fingerstyle Pattern 1a