Taking a look at lick No 2 in the style
of Robben Ford.
Ok, so we are starting our lick in the
Em pentatonic position. I'm fairly sure that most of you would have played that before. If you haven't, you
can check some of my previous lessons and it will show you where that pentatonic scale is.
So, we're starting off with a whole tone
bend on our G string which is on the 14th fret ... I'm bending that note up, all the way up, you can think of
it two frets higher ... I'm bending it up to 16 ... Then I flatten my first finger and I play my D on the 12th
and my E on the 12th, roll those notes across ...
Now, I use my pinkie here, up on the 15th
fret. You might feel comfortable using your third finger, purely up to you. I'm ok with four, but if you feel better
with your third, that ok as well ... and then down to my first finger, here on 12, on the B string also ...
Now, I got a full tone bend again on my
E string with my pinkie, once again, you can substitute that with your third finger, and I'm bending that note
from 15th and bending up to 17th ... and, when I get to the top of my bend here ... the way I kill that note is by just
putting my pick just touching that string, and I kill the note at the top of the bend ...
Bend the note ... and come down with your
pick and stop that note ...
Next note I play ... is on the 12th fret
on my E string with my first finger here ...
Now I've got a couple of triplets, once
again, 15, I go to 12 on my D ... and the 14 on my G ... Now starting on 12 on the B ... and I
go 14 to 12 on the G. So the two triplets are ... and also when you're playing that triplet run or whatever you're
playing, you know, successive notes fairly quickly make sure you're getting your alternate picking ... it will help
you with your speed ...
Now, from here after the two triplets,
I do a double stop on G and B on the 14 ... first finger on the G ... and a hammer from 12 to 13
with my second finger ... I'm up to my D string 14, D string 12, so from the triplets ... and my final
two notes, I do a little position shift here, I get my second finger and put on 12 and then I'm on 11 with my first ...
So nice and slow ...
That pretty much takes care of lick number
two in the style of Robben Ford. Hope you enjoy that one, get plenty of use out of it and we'll talk to you soon.