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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Triplet Lick From Gonzalo Bergera

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Lick Breakdowns,
Triple Lick From Gonzalo Bergara.
Hey, it's time for another lick breakdown.
This is a lick that was originally
played by Gonzalo Bergara,
inspired by Biréli Lagrène and
George Benson.
It's kind of a mix of their styles, and
this lick was requested by Ollie,
one of our talented students at the AGU.
So, here we go.
It's a triplet run.
You can use it over an A7, for
instance, going to a D major chord.
I will play it slowly first.
So let's start by playing.
D flat or you can call, it's C sharp
is better raised 7, B, C sharp.
Fourth string, 11th position.
Third string, 9th position.
I'm using a third,
second, and first finger.
This is G, on 8th position second string.
And I'm, I'm sweeping here, letting
the pick fall three downstrokes in a row.
And then, B Flat,
upstroke on 11th position second string.
Down stroke.
Down stroke on C sharp on the first
string, 9th position, and
then 13th position up on F.
Then down stroke.
On B flat and down stroke
on C sharp on the first string.
Upstroke on C.
Down stroke, upstroke, 8th position.
Down stroke on.
B flat.
Upstroke on A, 10th position.
Down stroke on G, upstroke on F.
The fingering is optional here, but
it gives the E.
I like to stretch here without using the,
actually the fourth finger instead of the
third, 'cause it's quite a big stretch.
So, I'm moving here,
first finger, second, first.
D and F.
Down on C sharp, upstroke on C.
Down on B flat,
13th position, fifth string.
Up on A.
Down on G.
F sharp, up.
Down on E.
Up on C sharp and D.
So 12fth, 9th and 10th position.
Then another down stroke, but
this follows, this whole lick follows
the principles of gypsy picking.
Down, down on F sharp up on A,
down on C sharp, up on B.
Down on A, up on B, fifth string
Down on B, up on D, B,
D, down on F sharp,
up on E, down on D,
again, up on C sharp,
down, down on E, up on G.
Then 11th position, and
then down on B flat.
One more time.
So try it out for yourselves.
It good, it's pretty difficult at first,
but you will get it I'm sure.
All right.
Thank you.