Lick of the Day: "Heaven" Solo Excerpt by Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys
In today's Lick of the Day, Los Lonely Boys guitarist Henry Garza shows you how to play part of the solo from "Heaven."
Today's lick is an excerpt from my solo for the song "Heaven" by my band, Los Lonely Boys. It involves strummed chords, fret-hand muting and a fast legato run descending the G major pentatonic scale (G A B D E).
When performing the pentatonic run in bar 2, I find the key to producing fast, yet relaxed-sounding rhythms is to keep the fingering simple and easy to remember. If you watch the slow version of the video carefully, you can see how I shift my hand down the neck several times specifically to accommodate a minimalist-style of fingering, using primarily my index and ring fingers to perform much of the run. (For your convenience, fret-hand fingerings are provided in the notation.)
The tempo is 87 beats per minute, 56 for slow practice.
Sponsored by Guitar World.
Be sure to check out Guitar World's Lick of the Day app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch available at the App Store.
You Might Also Like...
1 day 20 hours ago
1 day 23 hours ago
2 days 15 hours ago
2 days 16 hours ago
2 days 17 hours ago
2 days 18 hours ago
2 days 20 hours ago