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Lick of the Week 30: September 23

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Over the weekend I was listening to the Flying Burrito Brother's 1969 album, "The Gilded Palace of Sin" and taking in the great pedal steel playing of Sneaky Pete Kleinow. So this week we'll learn a little pedal steel inspired lick on guitar.

The key to this, or any pedal steel lick, is the bend. Practice getting a nicely tuned whole step bend up and down the B string to make it easier to play this lick in different keys. If the opening string skip is tricky, try plucking the first note with your middle finger, and the second with your pick. The rest of the lick uses alternate picking.

If you've enjoyed the last few months of Lick of the Week, please see my other guitar and mandolin lessons on this blog. I am also available for private guitar and mandolin lessons in NYC or via Skype. Also, I'm always looking for recommendations for Lick of the Week. Click here to make your requests.

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