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# Chromatic Licks

Instructor: Al Joseph
Topic: Cool Riffs
Style: Fusion
• Instructor: Al Joseph Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Fusion

Excerpt: Hey everyone! In this tutorial, I'm going to demonstrate 3 licks for you using chromaticism. Bare in mind your visualization so that you may apply these licks to your playing more easily. Once you've watched the intro video, let's head on over to the next video to start learning these licks! Good luck, -AJ

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• Instructor: Al Joseph Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Fusion

Excerpt: This lick is based on the pentatonic scale. This lick is designed to show you how you can use the notes outside the key to fill in the gaps of the box shape! Pretty cool!

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• Instructor: Al Joseph Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Fusion

Excerpt: In this example I'm ultilizing the "extended pentatonic" shape, filling in the gaps like in the previous example. Only this time, we're going to shift this chromatic passage from right to left as we make our way down the scale. This lick in particular sounds amazing at higher speeds as well! ;-) Remeber to bare in mind where the root of the scale is.

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• Instructor: Al Joseph Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Fusion

Excerpt: And finally, Lick 3! You can think of visualizing this lick in 3-string groupings. Starting on the root in group 1. Playing the same sequence in group 2. Then, resolving to the root at the end of the sequence in group 3. It's a very simple and cool lick when played at higher speeds as well! P.S. One other helpful hint regarding these licks: Try playing the...

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• Instructor: Al Joseph Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Fusion

Excerpt: Note: Try playing the licks in different time signatures and on different beats as well. For example, instead of playing starting from beat 1, see how it sounds starting from beat 2, or perhaps the "and of 3" or "e of 1, etc. This is in so many ways more challenging and sounds way more sophisticated than just trying to play it as fast as possible. Takin...

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