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10 Country Jazz Guitar Licks!!!

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by MentMorris, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. MentMorris

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    Cool. I got some 'sheddin' to do. :cool:
     
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    Great stuff, and right up my alley of what I've been (slowly) trying to do to improve my playing. Got to get out of the pentatonic rut!

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    good stuff, Ment!
     
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    Nothin wrong with pentatonics Doug! Check out a guy named Leon Rhodes (guitarist for the Texas Troubadours). He pretty much only uses pentatonics (along with arps based out of chord shapes and some of his "Leon-isms"). He addresses each chord with its own pentatonic scale though which makes him a bit different! The TT's have an instrumental album that feature all of that. Hope you can find it!
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look

    I can run major and minor pentatonic up and down the neck all day long, but what
    I have been trying to do is jazz those up a bit. My forte has been blues and southern rock, but over the past few years have been playing a lot of country too. But I really love to spice it up a bit more with some jazzy stylings. I can play the notes, but my muscle memory tends to keep me landing on the "safe" notes.

    I am working where I can add in the jazzier runs without having to think about it. If I over analyze while I'm playing, I regress. Looking at little snippets of riffs like these is really helpful because I look at the context of where/how it's played, and then why it sounds good (e.g. this lick fits this chord change).

    Unless the song calls for it, I don't typically play the same solo note for note each time. I like to find licks that work with the chord movements so I can apply it in any song, and mix it up versus playing a prescribed solo each time.

    Anyways, thanks for the suggestions. I've listened to the TT before, but I'll take a closer look.

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    nice riffs, thanks
     
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