Guitar lead lick
20 licks designed to teach you how to play authentic country guitar.
FIGURE 13 is a first-position bluegrass lick that sounds equally good on acoustic or electric guitar.
This makes improvising harder and forces you to become more creative.
This requires ample use of held bends—striking a note on a lower string, bending it to a particular pitch, then holding that bend while notes on higher strings are sounded.
Lead Guitar Improvising Tip 6.
Integrate a specific phrasing element into your guitar licks.
Bar 2 has you moving down to second position with some open-string usage.
This builds tension.
Note the use of the odd b2nd F in an otherwise E minor hexatonic line E minor pentatonic with an added 2nd: