Lick No 5 in the Style of Buddy Guy

In this lesson, Charlie will introduce the fifth lick in the style of Buddy Guy.

The diagrams below shows the position of the fingers on the strings to play the notes of the scales used in these lick series.

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This is lick number 5 in the series of licks in the style of Buddy Guy, so let's take a closer look at it.

Ok, so sliding into my E note which is on the 9th fret of my G string and then going to my B string on my 8th fret with my first finger. So sliding with my second, going to my first finger on the B string, and I'm playing a series of 5 triplets ...

After playing my set of five triplets, I'm moving to my A minor pentatonic shape, and I've got my third finger here on the G string on the 7th fret, and kind of barre that over my G string and my D string ... I can grab the note above it, which is my A note, so I'm going from my G string ... to my A string ... back to my G string ...

Then I move down to my C note, again on my G string on the fifth fret ... C note, back to my A note on the 7th fret of my D string, back to my C note ... C note ... back to my A note on my D string 7th fret ... back to my C note on the 5th fret of the G string ... a little bit of vibrato ... on that last note.

So let's put on our Blues backing track and trade back and forward with the lick.

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If you can't make the speed of the backing track, don't worry too much. Just get your metronome up, gradually pick up your tempo until you've reached the required tempo of the track, and then play along with the track.

That's lick number 5 in the style of Buddy Guy. I'll catch you next time.

 

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