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SECRET LICK OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER 2010
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Taken from GT139 – TS808: Ex 2 featured the famous Ibanez TS808. Although it’s an overdrive, the most common use for the Tubescreamer is as a booster (check out Gary Moore’s wicked 80’s rock tone!). I’ve used the same equipment as before, just a different pedal. Delay and reverb have been added in the mix.

SECRET LICK OF THE WEEK: 06 DECEMBER 2010
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Taken from GT155 – Ex17: This example is again in the style of Brad Paisley and shows how his approach can become quite complicated. These kinds of lick sounds awful when played at slow tempo so don’t worry if it sounds all ‘wrong’ when you’re studying it. It’ll sound better when speed up.

SECRET LICK OF THE WEEK: 13 DECEMBER 2010
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Taken from GT158 – Ex 1: This turnaround creates a union line with one of the most popular turnaround bass lines.

First time ending represents the 1st type of turnarounds (intro, turnaround) while the 2nd time ending is the 2nd type (ending).

This example is built around the common A Minor Pentatonic shape so it should be quite easy to transpose.

The lick finished with two 6/9 chords. If you struggle with those positions just play a standard dominant 7th chord or even block chords (triads).

SECRET LICK OF THE WEEK: 20 DECEMBER 2010
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Taken from GT169 – Ex 19: This lick incorporates some hybrid picking technique so I wouldn’t suggest it if you are completely new to this technique. If you’ve got the basic idea and movements down then this lick should be very easy to do. Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Brad Paisley and many more have all played similar ideas. Keep middle and ring fingers on the G and B strings while the pick stays on the D string.