Tony Smotherman

Alternate Picking Lick

Hello Everyone,

Here's an alternate picking lick utilizing 4 notes per string. The shape is symetrical, so once you play the first one, simply string skip. The pattern is 6-4-5-3-4-2-3-1. Try playing this lick over an E7#9.


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