Lick of the Week 26: August 26
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This week we have another ii-V-I lick. This one simply uses arpeggios to outline Dm7, G7, and Cmaj7 chords. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the notes, it's actually a little tricky to play on the guitar. To make it a little easier, avoid using your 4th finger (pinky) until the second C. Guitarists like Wes Montgomery and George Benson rarely used their pinky when playing single note lines because it just got in the way for these kinds of arpeggio laden licks.
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