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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Lick Breakdown: Sweeping Lick by Frank Gambale

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Lick Breakdowns,
Sweeping Lick By Frank Gambale.
It's time for another lick breakdown and
this one was also requested by Phillip,
one of our students at AGU and
this one is also a sweeping lick.
I got this from Frank Gambale, you know,
often called the King of sweep picking.
So I think Phillip heard me do this
on the live video from Laguna Beach.
I was doing this on an intro and
it sounds very difficult and very fast.
But it, I will show you it's
not as difficult as it sounds.
So let's say, we have an A minor scale,
[SOUND] like a Dorian scale.
[SOUND] A B, C, D, E, F sharp, G and H
[MUSIC].
And then let's start by starting on,
on the root.
[SOUND] Playing a fourth interval down.
[SOUND] E.
[SOUND] Another fourth
[SOUND] interval down.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND] And
then an octave from [SOUND] the root.
[SOUND] So up.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Sweeping.
[SOUND] A.
[SOUND] D.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND] And A.
[SOUND] Then let's move this shape
up to the next step of the scale and
then we need to harmonize it, so
it fits the notes of the scales.
So we can't use the shape,
same shape all the time.
Here we have.
[SOUND] For the,
the picking will be the same.
Up, up, up, down.
So B.
[SOUND] F sharp.
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] And [SOUND] B.
Then.
We have C.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] E.
[SOUND] And C.
[SOUND] D.
[SOUND] A.
[SOUND] E.
[SOUND] And D.
[SOUND] E.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND] F sharp.
[SOUND] And E.
[SOUND] F-sharp.
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] And F sharp.
[SOUND]. C. [SOUND].
D.
[SOUND] A.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] And then back down.
[MUSIC]
To A.
So, you can choose if you
wanna play this straight like.
[MUSIC]
Or
if you prefer to change
the rhythm a little bit and do.
[MUSIC]
It's
actually pretty cool to do both,
you can do rhythm.
[SOUND]
You can move it around as you like here.
[SOUND] Or
if you wanna do it more straight.
[MUSIC]
So it's a pretty mind-blowing lick.
But not as difficult as it sounds,
so try it out.
Thank you.
[MUSIC]