#1
My weekness is licks. Mine are just going up and down pent scale. Say
Em. How do i make good licks from pent scales. Blues
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#2
Stop simply running up and down.
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#3
take the notes and manipulate them
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#4
How does one become a better writer? By reading.

How does one make licks better? By learning licks.
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#5
I think you're confusing the purpose of scales. Scales teach you which notes lead where and how they relate to the rest of the fretboard so you can better know how to replicate what ideas you hear in your head. They're not a map that display a single way to get to a point from a point, but rather they're a guideline that should allow you to more easily translate what you want into what you play.
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#7
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#8
The bare bones theory for blues lead is the minor pentatonic scale with accidentals added, especially the b5.

To apply them, it helps to learn some songs and solos to give the knowledge some context.
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#9
Ty. Just a push in the right direction is aleays good. Ty what about other emusic like jimi. Uses e7#9. What scales would u use over that. Or evem progression. I like those chords jimi used. P

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Last edited by silly6-string at May 3, 2011,
#10
Quote by silly6-string
Ty. Just a push in the right direction is aleays good. Ty what about other emusic like jimi. Uses e7#9. What scales would u use over that. Or evem progression. I like those chords jimi used. P

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Well Jimi uses primarily minor pentatonic and blues scales. How about you see how he uses them.
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#11
Quote by silly6-string
My weekness is licks. Mine are just going up and down pent scale. Say
Em. How do i make good licks from pent scales. Blues


learn and practice licks rather than just running up and down the scales.

When you have enough experience with that, try writing some of your own.

Musical practice leads to musical playing .
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#13
look for inspiration practice scales until you no them well and when you think up a sound, play it
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#14
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forget licks, make melodies.


Licks generally are melodies. (or part of a melody)

and yeah "making" melodies as in creating your own is great, but having some experience actually playing some 1st will make that task a bit more realistic.
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#17
Quote by silly6-string
My weekness is licks.

Wrong. Your weakness is grammar. Sorry for that.
Anyway, everyone starts off by just going up and down. I say practice, practice practice and you will outgrow that. Also, when you hear a good solo, look up the tabs and see what kind of licks that person uses. You can copy a small part of the solo, but if you don't want that, it will at least give you an idea what a good solo consists of.
But trust me, you will be fine. It just takes time and practice
#18
As you're becoming aware, running up and down a scale does not produce a musically satisfying solo.

Occasionally you might want a solo without implied harmonic content. Scale runs (modified to be more musically creative) can achieve this where larger intervals would imply harmony.
#19
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How does one become a better writer? By writing.

How does one make licks better? By learning licks.


Fixed.

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#20
Figure out what it is you want to play without the guitar, that's the only way you can guarantee you won't fall back into the trap of playing stuff on autopilot just because that's what you're fingers are used to doing.
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#21
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Figure out what it is you want to play without the guitar, that's the only way you can guarantee you won't fall back into the trap of playing stuff on autopilot just because that's what you're fingers are used to doing.


it's not the only way, though I agree that a perspective outside of guitar can be beneficial.

You play how you practice.

If you practice your scales up and down....... you'll play scales up and down.

If you practice music you'll play music.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at May 4, 2011,