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The Repeater

Sometimes it just feels SO great to dig into a short phrase in the middle of a solo, and just repeat it over and over and over and over and over again!

Loads of great players have used this trick, from Eric Clapton to BB King to John Mayer and everyone in between. There are different ways of approaching this, of course, but in today’s lick we’re looking at just one.

In general, a repeater lick is highly dependent on how you pick it.

If you can master the picking sequence, then you can ramp up the speed. Likewise, if you’re not smooth with your picking, you’ll always run into stumbling blocks and it won’t repeat smoothly.

The tab is written in 8th notes, but of course, once you master the picking motion, play it faster!

Be sure to checkout the Lick of the Week archive – and if you’d like to learn how to improvise solos without tons of thinking, checkout my Box 1 Blues Soloing course!


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    1. Hi JC, can you please explain further what is not working? The video works for me, though you have to click it twice to get it started. Let me know, so I can troubleshoot further. Also, are you on a mobile device, or on a desktop?

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