Slippin’ Through Shapes – Lick of The Week #22

by | August 14, 2020

Continuing with last week’s theme of moving between shapes, Emiliano Bonanomi takes us through a slippery little lick in A minor. This rapid lick is another great example of how moving between scale shapes horizontally can really open up the fretboard. Emiliano makes use of a lot of slides to facilitate his effortless movement up the neck. This results in giving the lick a very fast and fluid feel to it.

Broken down, however, you can see that whilst the lick may sound fast and fluid, it’s actually based on the familiar shapes of the pentatonic scale. This makes it very accessible to players of all levels, despite how fast it may seem. Learning this lick will also give you a healthy dose of practice in bends and vibrato techniques. Although, you might want to crank up the gain to replicate those beautiful sustained notes at the end!!

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