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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Chord Lick: Mike Stern Style

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Lick Breakdowns,
Chord Lick: Mike Stern Style.
Hey, it's Andreas.
It's time for another lick breakdown.
This is a cool Mike Stern
inspired idea that was
requested in the forums by Phillip,
one of our students.
So here we go.
It's a pretty cool lick.
A mix between single string and
chordal stuff.
So let's start with putting your fourth
finger on the first string 8th position.
Then, you bar with your first finger D.
5th position D, C.
And then, you put your second
finger on the F, 6th position.
So, and you start with a downstroke and
you, remember, during this phrase,
you alternate all the time.
Each stroke is, you start with down,
up, down, up, down, all the time.
So you start with four, four strokes here.
Two and first down, up, down, up, down.
So then, you just hit the chord and
not the single not this C.
And you start with an up,
since that was a down stroke on a chord,
then you start with an up stroke.
And then you do five five pick strokes.
So one, two, three, four, five.
Four on the single string,
one on the chord.
And you do five on the single string and
one on the chord.
And then you move after those five strokes
you move this fi, finger a half a step up.
E flat, A flat, D flat, and G flat.
So it's the same thing.
That's a downstroke and then you
continue with an upstroke again five.
One, two, three, four, five and then.
You move this.
Voicing once again up half a step.
So E, A, D, and G.
So that will sound.
Then you could do the same thing back.
And then you can go back.
Once again to this one so.
then five, one, two, three, four, five.
So first time you play four,
four single string notes.
And then the chord and
the remaining ones you do five single
string notes and then the chord.
So try to separate it.
It might be a little bit hard at first,
but, and then you can move it up.
Like for instance, this,
is a a cool progression to play with D.
D minor vamp.
Like a Dorian.
And then.
Maybe, and
then you can move the structure.
If you just have like, a D pedal.
You can play.
the same shape, shapes up a, a whole step.
So try it slowly first.
One, two, three, four.
This is like a.
A really,
a fast tempo that you might be able
to achieve after some practicing.
All right.
Let's try it out and good luck.