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Untitled from December 2000

Hi, I m Stefan and this is my guest column. This site is about improving your guitar playing and I saw that most of my guitar playing friends were not so good at playing legato licks; they didn’t play it fluid and clean like it should be. Better start slow with new licks and then build up speed.


  This is some C-scale
E¦---------------------------7h8h10p8p7-------------------------¦
B¦---------------------6h8h10----------10p8p6-------------------¦
G¦-------------4h5h7/9------------------------9p7p5\4-----------¦
D¦-------3h5h7----------------------------------------7p5p3-----¦
A¦-3h5h7----------------------------------------------------7p5p3
E¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦

start SLOWLY and then play it as fast as you want. A good thing is being creative. So do your homework and make your own legato lick out of this scale (instead of just playing it up and down).


  Here is a Joe Satriani legato lick
E¦-9p7p5h7h9p7p5h7p5-----5--------------------------------------¦
B¦-------------------8p7---8p7p5p7p8p7p5h7p5--------------------¦
G¦-------------------------------------------7p6h9p7p6----------¦
D¦-----------------------------------------------------7~-------¦
A¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦
E¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦

Try to play it as fluid and fast as Joe. When you can play this then try this one, also a Satriani lick. Both links are from his cd The Extremist


E¦-12p11p10p8p\7-------------7h8h10p8p7-------------------------¦
B¦---------------10p8p7h8h10------------10p8p6\5h6h8p6p5--------¦
G¦-------------------------------------------------------7p5p4h5¦
D¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦
A¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦
E¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦
 continuing...
E¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦
B¦-----------5--------------------------------------------------¦
G¦h7p5p4h5h7---7-----------------------4------------------------¦
D¦---------------4h5h7p5p4h5h7p5p4h5h7---7-5--------------------¦
A¦-------------------------------------------7-5/7\5\3/5\7~-----¦
E¦--------------------------------------------------------------¦

That’s it, maybe some more and other things next time.

When you have questions, comments or ideas (to put in a column, like a technique you want to know more about or something like that) just e-mail me at the following address:

stefan@natrix.demon.nl

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