Pareto Principle

This lick has a pedal tone kind of vibe, but isn't exactly a pedal tone. It is, however, a cool lick and a really good left-hand exercise, and isn't as tough as it might sound or look.

Figure 1 one is a short, repetitive fragment that highlights the basic mechanics of the exercise.

Figure 2 expands this idea across the fretboard. This is intended to work all four fingers on the fretting hand, in addition to improving your ability to slide into and out of positions.

Chad Coggin was born in 1973, has been playing guitar since childhood, and currently resides near Atlanta, GA. Chad is currently working on material with his band “Gangway,” as well as writing material for an upcoming instrumental release. You can find more information at Chad's website.