This is a cool-sounding lick that you can modify in a lot of different ways. In fact, it’s kind of like three licks in one. You can have a lot of fun with just the first bar, especially if you take that idea and move it elsewhere in the scale.
Then, in the second bar, we slide up into that sixth. There’s more that can be done there, too, if you start adding other sixth patterns. There’s SO much you can do with these, one of the other licks we did used these shapes, and I’m sure this won’t be the last! You can also think of these as inverted thirds, if you consider the note on the second string to be the root note – which is sometimes a bit more convenient.
Either way, learn these shapes – they’re super handy.
Then the last part is working with those intervals on the first and third strings. In my mind, I usually think of these shapes as being related to the root 6 bar chords, like I described in the video. If you do that, it’s really easy to throw one of these in over top of any chord you want.