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Hi guys. This is my first lick of the week. The lick is in the key of C minor scale (Eb Major) and it's based on string skipping arpeggios.







We have 3 flattened notes in the key of C minor: Bb, Eb and Ab.

The chord progression is:

|| Cm | Cm | G/B | G/B | Eb | Eb | Bb/D | Bb/D ||

Equally we will use Cm arpeggio over the Cm chord, G major arpeggio over the G/B chord, Eb major arpeggio over the Eb chord and Bb major arpeggio over the Bb/D chord.

So in bars 1 and 2 we are using a Cm arpeggio on Root position with the Root note on the D string on the 10th fret starting from the minor 3rd (Eb) on the 8th fret of the G string. (See 1st Image)

On bars 2-4 (G/B) we are using the major type again starting from the major3rd of the G chord (B) on the 9th fret of the D string. Notice that your Root G is on the 10th fret on the A string. (See 2nd Image)

In bars 4-6 we have an Eb major arpeggio with the Root note on the D string on the 13th fret (3rd Image) and starting again from the major 3rd (G) on the G string 12th fret and in bars 6-8 a Bb Major arpeggio with the Root note on the 13th fret of the A string and starting from the major 3rd (D) on the 12th fret of the D string. (4th  Image).

As you will notice, the Major shapes have exactly the same fingering either if the Root is on the A string or the D string. Exactly the same thing works for the minor type string-skipping arpeggio as well.

I left the jam track in full speed so you can practice and experiment with your own ideas.

Thanks for watching this lick of the week and see you soon.


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