Lick No 9 in the Style of Buddy Guy

In this lesson, Charlie will present the nineth 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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So let's take a look at lick number nine in the style of Buddy Guy.

So, for the first part of my lick, sliding into the 10th fret on the B string, using my third finger ... first finger goes down onto the eighth fret of the E string ... and then I've got a double bend ... on the 10th fret of my E string ... and ... back to my just normal note on the 10th fret of the E string ... and a quick move into the first finger on the 8th fret of the E string ... and then finally finishing that first little part of the lick ... on the 10th fret of my B string ... little bit of vibrato on that final note ...

Now moving down into the Am Pentatonic shape which is on the 5th fret, and I'm starting ... into the E note with my ... first finger on a ... B string ... playing a triplet ... sliding ... third finger on G ... first finger on the G...

So, it's ... fifth fret on the E (note) ... seventh fret on the G (string) ... fifth fret on the G (string) ...

Sliding into my third finger on the D string, seventh fret ... second set of triplets ... first finger on the D string fifth fret and third finger on the A string on the seven fret ... so, two sets of triplets ...

For my next move, I'm moving down to the second fret on the A string with my first finger and I do a series of three hammers from my B to my C ...

So far we are covering a fair bit of the neck ... and my final note ... is my A note on the fifth fret of my E string. So, playing the whole lick quite slowly ... I can use my second finger or my third finger there, [it] doesn't really matter ...

I guess one the important things with this lick is a smooth transition from our eighth position into our fifth and then into what is pretty much our second position ...

Ok, don't forget to practice with a backing track, change the phrasing, mack around with the lick, have a lot of fun, and I'll see you next time.

 

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