Lick of the Week 28: September 9
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This week's lick is lifted from guitarist John Scofield. Sco has always been one of my favorite guitarists, with an immediately recognizable sound and style. He is regarded as one of the best jazz guitarists alive (or ever?), but he's been incorporating blues, rock, and funk into his playing ever since he played with Miles Davis in the early '80s.
This lick starts out fast, but using slurs and alternate picking, and practicing with a metronome, you should get the hang of it pretty quick. The other tricky part is coming out of the bend and hitting the rake down into the Bb. It's a great funky lick that could work in a variety of applications.
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.