Lick of the Week 7: Sliding Fourths

If memory serves, I first stole this lick or something like it from Colin James. If you’re not familiar with his music, look him up, it’s awesome!

Double stops like this are sooo tasty, I can’t get enough of them. For extra effect, make sure you line these up over top of the correct chord. For instance, the demonstration is in A major, but you might want to play these over a D major chord.

Well, if that’s the case, move the lick up to the D major position (10th fret) and play it there instead, you’ll be glad you did! When you move it around in this manner, you can use it to target any major chord you wish.

Here’s the tab:

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  1. Liked it, Jimmy Buffet kinda stuff! Sliding Double Stops through the chords into the chords always sounds so sweet!!! Thanks for all the ideas from Your “Licks of the Week”

    And, YES, keep ’em coming, instructional, provocative and gets Your mind and fingers into different ideas.

    Really like the “Dynamics” instruction/ideas I always sound so Muddled when playing a full Barre Chord even though all strings are sounding, no mutations, it just sounds so Muddled to me??? A

    Any Ideas?????

    Thanks in Advance,

    1. Hi Mike, I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the lessons!

      When you’re talking about a muddled sound on the bar chords – are you playing electric or acoustic? If electric, it could be that your tone/effects chain has something to do with it. If it isn’t that, then nine times out of ten it will come back to your fingers, one way or another. That’s kind of a hard one to diagnose without seeing/hearing you play.

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