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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Lick Breakdown: Sweeping Lick by Bireli Lagrene

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Lick Breakdowns,
Sweeping Lick by Bireli Lagrene.
Hi, it's Andreas.
It's time for
a breakdown of a lick that was
requested by one of our students at AGU,
Phillip.
And this is a sweeping phrase
that I originally got from
a French guitar player, Biréli Lagrène.
Let's say we have an E7 chord [SOUND] or,
specifically,
if we have an E13 flat 9 [SOUND].
E.
[MUSIC]
D.
[MUSIC]
G sharp, C sharp, and D.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
Dominant 7th, major third, 13, and flat 9.
So, let's play
this shape using downstrokes.
Sweeping down, down, down, down.
And since this, lick is based on the E,
half step whole step diminished scale,
we can move this structure three frets,
ab, above or, below.
So, let's go up.
[MUSIC]
Move the same shape.
And then we have G sharp, E, B, and F.
[MUSIC]
Up, up, up, up.
Sweeping up.
So down, down, down, down, up, up, up, up.
5th position,
8th position going up to 11th position.
G sharp, D, G, and B sweeping up.
Move three frets up.
[MUSIC]
D, B flat, F, and B.
The 14th position sweeping down.
And then the same structure.
[MUSIC]
It looks like this on
[INAUDIBLE] The first up,
the top four strings.
F, B, E, F, G sharp.
And you can do the same.
[MUSIC]
So that,
is what the pattern sounds
like slowly down F.
[MUSIC]
Down, down, down, up, up, up, up.
Sweep up, sweep down.
And when played fast,
this is really cool, you know.
You can go back and
forth a bit as you like.
[MUSIC]
Switch between these positions.
So, it's pretty fun and
sounds great, so try it out.
[MUSIC]
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