How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here again with guitarcontrol.com,
excited to bring you this lesson.
This is a lick that utilizes 4ths.
A 4th is when I go up — basically an easy
way of thinking about it is just four letter names.
So if I start on a C and then I go C, D, E, F;
then I go C, F and I have an entire section of
this lick that just moves in 4ths like that.
So let’s look at it slowly here.
We’ve got a C minor 7 chord that this is
being played over, and we start out on top
with just some pentatonic licks that are
moving positions. Again, be sure to click
the link below for the tab and you can
follow along real easy.
We’ve got 8, 11, 8, 10 and then 6, 8, 6, 8
and then 3, 6, 4, 5. Here’s what I call a
hexatonic lick. And then here’s the 4ths.
So let’s see if I can do this slowly.
We’ve got 3rd, 3rd, 3rd fret wise,
and then 5, 5, 6 and then 3, 4, 4.
And then ending there with a nice
outlining of C minor 7.
To me, when I practice this lick
or play it I’ve got that sound just
ringing in my ears. I know that I’m
outlining this chord, C minor 7.
So that’s what a lot of the great
improvisors did, of course, they outlined
the chords. But you have to do it in a
unique way, in a cool way. This 4ths lick
would be something great to practice.
So here it is again, slowly.
So check it out. Click the link below and
this will be a good tune for you to practice and
be sure to improvise with it, meaning playing in
a song, you’re vamping over C minor 7. Here’s a
fun vamp, C minor 7. You see how that can just fit,
drop that right in.
Check it out. Click the link below.
We’ll see you next time. Thanks.