This time we are going to learn fast open string lick in the style of Tommy Emmanuel, one of my favorite players. Tommy uses this kind of licks all over the place and I really like the way they sound. This one comes from intro of his song Train to Düsseldorf. Hope you like it!
Guitar licks&tricks: #1 Tommy Emmanuel style open string lick
Key (of the song): Bm
The thought behind:
Utilizing open strings with arpeggios to create a cascading sound. There are many ways how to use this concepts in your playing. Incorporating open strings into your arpeggios may create many interesting sounds so be creative.
Why should you learn it?
If you are into acoustic guitar playing this kind of lick can serve as a great intro part. By utilizing open strings you can play it in rapid speed. It is also a great exercise to gain strength into your fingers. In the tablature you can see “P” or “M” right above some notes. “P” means that I play that note with a pick, “M” means that I play it with middle finger of my right hand.
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