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Rockabilly Guitar Lick - Diminished Scale

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Guitar Lesson Overview

This lesson is about a figure based on the Diminished scale. This scale is one I love. It is symmetrical, so any idea you play based on it can be move up in minor Thirds (3 frets on the fretboard). There is a lot of uses for this scale, and in this example, it creates a Rockabilly style sound, partly because of the quick tempo and the boogie-woogie style rhythm guitar.

I used a Line 6 JM4 looper pedal, great tool for practicing with.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Tommy said...

Robert, You and your lessons are GREAT

Comment added on December 30, 2011
Daniel said...

Hi Robert,

Just wanted to "Thank You" for the great quick lessons you give.
Daniel

Comment added on June 04, 2011
william young said...

Robert, It's amazing to me that you continue to offer quality content for free. Thanks for all your work!

Comment added on May 23, 2011
Mark said...

as always great newer riffs to add to my growing arsensal. Thank You Robert.

Comment added on May 21, 2011

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I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!