Intervallic Licks Part 1 – Technique Lesson
A highly undervalued tool for guitarists is the ability to play large intervals without shifting hand positions very much. This introductory look at this melodic concept will open the doors of an entirely new way of thinking about lead playing. Most guitarists end up improvising and writing their leads using generally no more than a perfect 4th interval, occasionally a 5th or octave. By limiting the fingerings we play to our blues-rock roots, we exclude a whole world of possibilities, but by using string skipping and a repeated use of similar intervals, you’ll create a much more vocal and horn-like capability to express your musicality.