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Rockabilly Guitar Lesson Lick Brian Setzer Style

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Rockabilly Guitar Lesson Lick Brian Setzer Style

This is a short Rockabilly guitar lick in the style of Brian Setzer. It is played in the key of Bb, and it sounds great when played with a humbucker guitar through a clean amp, with a little bit of slap back delay.

This lick will require a bit of a stretch with the left hand fingers. Depending on the flexibility in your fingers, you might prefer to use your pinky or ring finger for the first note on each string, when you play that fast 3 note run over 3 strings.

I advice you to not play this over and over for a very long time, each time you practice it. The reason is because your fingers get tired after a while, and if you force it too much, you can develop tendon issues in your fingers. Practice it often, but not for a very long time each time you do practice it. Over time, your fingers' flexibility and strength will increase, and it will get easier and easier to play.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Michael said...

Isn't there something wrong in the tab's last bar ?In the video I can't see you play anything on the 4th fret near the end of the lick...Just wondering :-)
But anyway, keep up the good work. I really enjoy your lessons and you're the reason why I make progress on my guitar skills !

Comment added on May 18, 2012
robert said...

i've bween hearing a lot of flack about playing by using scale patterns. and its easy to see how scale patterns repeat them selfs every time you reach the root note again . can you expound this further like how to play a solo using this theory?

Comment added on September 16, 2011
robert said...

for terry. yup rockabilly is very up beat and great music , but more up beat than blues??? it's a culmanation country rock and last but not the least blues.

Comment added on September 16, 2011
robert said...

love it, but letr';s go back even early. vince gordon, james burton, cliff gallupands johnny burnette.

Comment added on September 16, 2011
Martin said...

Another great lesson Robert, love to see some more rockabilly.

Comment added on June 21, 2011
thant said...

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Comment added on December 04, 2009
hillbilly joe said...

nice one there and easy to follow

Comment added on December 01, 2009
Terry said...

Cheers, Robert... another great guitar lick. Rockabilly is a great guitar style that seems to have a more upbeat style than blues... it's that major third that brightens up rockabilly licks... brilliant rock 'n roll style worth exploring... check out Cliff Gallup's guitar playing with Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps... http://www.rockabillyhall.com/gvCliffGallup.html Cheers!

Comment added on November 30, 2009

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